Assigning the same IP to a GP client based on it's MAC address

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Assigning the same IP to a GP client based on it's MAC address

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I'm trying to connect a client computer to my corporate network via global protect, and once I'm connected, I need to print to that computer through the Linux service called CUPS. In order to print to this computer, I need to know what it's IP address is. So, once I connect the client computer to the internet, download global protect, and connect to my work network, the computer works. However, the corporate Linux server can't see the client computer. I need to specify in Linux what the computer's IP address is, and because Palo Alto assigns it's own IP address, when it connects to the client computer, I'm unable to make sure the client computer's IP address stays the same. Once I disconnect from global protect and reconnect, the IP address has the ability to change, if someone else reconnected during my down time.


Is it possible to assign the same IP to a client computer, based on it's MAC address, (similar to that of a static IP) so that the Palo Alto will always assign it the same IP address, and I can plug that IP address into the Linux server and see if that solves my problem?


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Hi @Jamescy ,


You can assign the same IP based upon user.  See my 2nd post here ->





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Thank you @TomYoung,

I will try that, and see if I run into any other issues.

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