Information Security

Static IP Request

The campus IP pool is broken into two categories: dynamic and static. Dynamic IPs make up the majority of IP usage on the campus network. The Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server assigns dynamic IPs to desktops connected to the campus network. Servers or other systems requiring special access use static IPs. The DHCP server reserves IPs for systems based on the server's MAC address. When the DHCP server receives a request for an IP and the requesting system MAC address matches one of the listings in the static IP table, the requesting system receives a reserved IP; otherwise, the requesting system receives a dynamic IP. The preferred method for assigning static IPs utilizes the DHCP server to assign according to a system's MAC address. Manual configuration of a server is acceptable when the DHCP option is unavailable.

Requesting a Static IP

To receive a static IP, users must submit a request to ITSS. Failure to initiate static IP requests through User Services will result in delay in the request process pending request submission by the user.

User Services requires the following information to process Static IP requests:

  • State ID of system requiring the static IP
  • System Administrator (if not the requester)
  • System MAC address
  • Building and Room Location
  • Purpose for Static IP


Assignment of static IPs to desktop computers is restricted to specifically defined computing needs.

Acceptable computing needs are:

  • The desktop computer connects to a server that restricts access to services by IP Address
  • The desktop computer requires remote access


All printers connecting to the campus network must have an assigned static IP. User Services is responsible for managing and securing all network printers.


All servers connecting to the campus network must have an assigned static IP. All servers must be registered in the Information Security OMNI database with the current information.

Network Devices 

All network devices connecting to or adding to the campus infrastructure must have a static IP. Network Operations is responsible for managing and securing all network devices.