"All system and network administrators have had the palm
sweating experience of changing the IP address of a device while
being logged into it from a remote location. In theory it should
usually not be a problem. In practice typos, overlooked details,
unforseen consequences and plain stupid mistakes have caused all
those same admins to at some time have left a device in a broken
state and no longer able to login into it. If the device is across
the state, country or the world, or just at a location that is
difficult to get access to, it is just not fun. Especially if
customers are without service as a result..."
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