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Linuxtopia: DHCP Learn-to

Oct 24, 1999, 05:13 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron C. Mitchell)

"Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol or DHCP is an IP addressing protocol that can make the task of administrating a local network much simpler. Some may say that it is just as easy to set up a local network using statically assigned addresses, as it would be to configure one's system for DHCP. Well, that may be the case if your network contains only a handful of computers, with no one attempting to use laptops or adding systems to the network without your help. However, if you are the administrator of a larger network, or a dynamic network that will allow for the addition/removal of systems such as laptops, then you may be interested in setting up your network to incorporate DHCP..."

"This introduction into the basic mechanisms and inter-relations of DHCP is provided to give the reader a better grasp of the DHCP protocol and how it works. THis Learn-To is geared for everyone from the first-time user of the DHCP protocol and its agents, to the network administrator wishing to incorporate an inexpensive option of a Linux DHCP server on the network..."

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