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Linux Journal: An Introduction to DHCP

Jan 20, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Wilson)

"DHCP stands for dynamic host configuration protocol. What it does is dynamically assign network settings from a server. In other words, instead of having to configure the parameters related to how your computer communicates with a network, it happens automatically.

"Assigning an IP address dynamically is the most basic piece but there is a lot more to DHCP. This includes the netmask, host name, domain name, gateway and name servers. In addition, DHCP can supply other information such as a time server..."

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