Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Setting up a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server allows you to centrally manage the addresses and other network information for client computers on your private network. With DHCP configured on your network, a client computer can simply indicate that it wants to use DHCP and the DHCP server can provide its IP address, network mask, DNS server, NetBIOS server, router (gateway), and other information needed to get up and running on the network.

With DHCP, you can greatly simplify the initial network configuration that each client computer on your network needs to do. Later, as your network evolves, you can easily update that information, having changes automatically picked up by clients when they restart their network interfaces.




Part IV: Red Hat Linux Network and Server Setup
 
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