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Does a remote probe need a static IP?



I'm setting up a remote probe on a heavily VLANed Cisco network. The static IPs and Dynamic ranges have long since been lost along with the cisco passwords. Is there any reason that the remote probe needs a static IP address.

dhcp prtg13 remote-probe

Created on May 14, 2013 8:16:44 PM

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Seeing as the probe connects to the core, the probe does not require a static IP address.

Created on May 15, 2013 12:43:43 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,225) 3 3

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