What is DHCP and how does it fit into your server puzzle?


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What is DHCP and how does it fit into your server puzzle?

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Sounds intimidating, doesn't it? It's not that bad. Actually, you use DHCP everyday. So, you probably should know what it is and how it works. A DHCP server, when enabled on a computer network, will assign IP addresses and network configuration information to computers when they come onto the network and request it. If you think of a computer network as a cruise ship, a DHCP server sits there like the cruise director with a clipboard, handing out temporary name tags to guests as they arrive.

The cruise director greets them, provides them with a number, and some rules about what rooms they can get in to and what they can't. The kids, for example, get a special wristband that lets them into the kids' area, and adults get another wristband that let them into other areas. Maybe the ship's staff come in and get exactly the same name tag every time, because the cruise director needs them to be consistently identifiable by...

What is DHCP and how does it fit into your server puzzle?
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What is DHCP and how does it fit into your server puzzle? provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Sean Colins as part of the Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services

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