Chapter 21. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Chapter 21. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

21.1. Why Use DHCP?
21.2. Configuring a DHCP Server
21.2.1. Configuration File
21.2.2. Lease Database
21.2.3. Starting and Stopping the Server
21.2.4. DHCP Relay Agent
21.3. Configuring a DHCP Client
21.4. Additional Resources
21.4.1. Installed Documentation

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol that automatically assigns TCP/IP information to client machines. Each DHCP client connects to the centrally located DHCP server, which returns that client's network configuration (including the IP address, gateway, and DNS servers).


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