SO! this is extremely interesting. I have been fighting with my network all day with some dhcp issues. and i just realized that its because when i added the public config, zos is creating a virtual interface with that information as a static address, so while i was trying to manually assign the ips at the router the os was actually handling it aswell which created a very interesting dhcp issue since the physical interface was in fact correct but there was a third virtual in the mix.
although this is creating a bit of a cluster with my att modem as long as i can make sure not to manually configure a conflict since these addresses wont be in my table it should be all cherry.