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    Default New US bill

    What does the community thing about this? I can see it as potential business for MSPs and Solution Providers as they go to all the little cafes with free wireless and help them setup SysLogs. Starbucks better lookout..

    Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police - CNN.com

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    Every entity that uses DHCP will need to keep logs for two years. That is going to be a major expense for every business in the US. I don't know how they expect the average joe home internet user to do the same when most people don't even know how to secure their home access point let along maintain a DHCP log for two years.

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    I guess every computer in my house will get static addresses then

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    lol, ya DHCP will be replaced by something else if thats not accounted for in the bill, also, its an act of futility.

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    What a complete waste of time and resources

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    Default Cable companies using DNS.

    Even though I get the same IP everytime my devices connect to the Internet the cable company still forces me to DHCP. I complained loudly about not being able to manually set my static IP's. Of course it fell on deaf ears. I wonder if a bill such as this will make ISP's go back to the days of when static IP's were set manually on devices? It wouldn't hurt my feelings any if it did.

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    Our company never went the DHCP route. For starters when it came out it was flakey as anything and secondly it made troubleshooting problematic. It can all be faked so I don't see a great deal of value in it from a policing standpoint. You also have to tie a person to the device with that IP which would require beefed up camera monitoring in these establishments. Not that it can't be done...but as has been stated it's a waste of time.

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