6.10 DHCP

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The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an extension of BOOTP and is also built on the client/server model. DHCP provides a method for dynamically assigning IP addresses and configuration parameters to other IP hosts or clients in an IP network. DHCP allows a host to automatically allocate reusable IP addresses and additional configuration parameters for client operation. DHCP enables clients to obtain an IP address for a fixed length of time, which is known as the lease period . When the lease period expires , the remote DHCP server can assign the IP address to another client on the network.

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Security Warrior
Security Warrior
ISBN: 0596005458
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 211

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