This video covers the difference between assigning IP addresses manually and using DHCP to pass out addresses automatically.
- Every computer on your IP network…has got to have IP address settings.…In particular it needs to have an IP address,…it has to have a subnet mask,…and it has to have a default gateway.…Now this information has to be put in there somehow.…So you've got two choices,…the old fashioned way is statically.…You literally go up to the machine…you find the right configuration screen…and you type all this information in.…There's nothing wrong with that…and a lot of times it's the best way to do it.…However, the alternative is to let it happen automatically.…
There are two terms; one of them is DHCP…or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol,…and the Linux people tend to use the term BOOTP.…So either one of these terms are pretty much interchangeable…and what it means is that when your computer…first boots up in the morning…it doesn't have any IP information at all.…What it needs is something called a DHCP server.…Let me show you what I mean.…So here's my happy little network here.…So I've got, this is my computer right here,…
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- Dynamic and static IP addressing
- Rogue DHCP servers
- Network Address Translation (NAT)
- Forwarding ports
- Dynamic and static routing
- Routing protocols: RIP, OSPF, and BGP