Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video What is DHCP and how does it fit into your server puzzle?, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
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 the guests.…Now, if we flip this analogy over to a computer network, that works in a similar way.…
- Deploying, troubleshooting, and understanding OS X 10.6 DNS server
- Understanding and configuring OS X and OS X Server-based firewalls
- Fixing server- and client-side firewalls
- Configuring and troubleshooting DHCP
- Setting up and troubleshooting a VPN server