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DHCP : Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol



The Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) was defined in RFC 903 in 1984 for the configuration of simple devices, such as diskless workstations, with a suitable IP address. Acting in the data link layer it made implementation difficult in many server platforms. It required that a server be present on each individual network link. RARP was superseded by the Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) defined in RFC 951 in September 1985. This introduced the concept of a relay agent, which allowed the forwarding of BOOTP packets across networks, allowing one central BOOTP server to serve hosts on many IP subnets.[3]




DHCP : Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol



DHCP is based on BOOTP, but can dynamically allocate IP addresses from a pool and reclaim them when they are no longer in use. It can also be used to deliver a wide range of extra configuration parameters to IP clients, including platform-specific parameters.[4] DHCP was first defined in RFC 1531 in October 1993, but due to errors in the editorial process was almost immediately reissued as RFC 1541.


DHCP services are used for Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6. The details of the protocol for IPv4 and IPv6 differ sufficiently that they may be considered separate protocols.[8] For the IPv6 operation, devices may alternatively use stateless address autoconfiguration. IPv6 hosts may also use link-local addressing to achieve operations restricted to the local network link.


The basic methodology of DHCP was developed for networks based on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). Since the development and deployment of IPv6 networks, DHCP has also been used for assigning parameters in such networks, despite the inherent features of IPv6 for stateless address autoconfiguration. The IPv6 version of the protocol is designated as DHCPv6.[27]


DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network management protocol used to dynamically assign an IP address to any device, or node, on a network so it can communicate using IP. DHCP automates and centrally manages these configurations rather than requiring network administrators to manually assign IP addresses to all network devices. DHCP can be implemented on small local networks, as well as large enterprise networks.


DHCP runs at the application layer of the TCP/IP stack. It dynamically assigns IP addresses to DHCP clients and allocates TCP/IP configuration information to DHCP clients. This information includes subnet mask information, default gateway IP addresses and domain name system (DNS) addresses.


DHCP is a client-server protocol in which servers manage a pool of unique IP addresses, as well as information about client configuration parameters. The servers then assign addresses out of those address pools. DHCP-enabled clients send a request to the DHCP server whenever they connect to a network.


Using one central BOOTP server to serve hosts on many IP subnets, BOOTP introduced the concept of a relay agent that enabled BOOTP packets to be forwarded across networks. BOOTP required a manual process to add configuration information for each client, however, and did not provide a mechanism for reclaiming IP addresses no longer in use.


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client/server protocol that automatically provides an Internet Protocol (IP) host with its IP address and other related configuration information such as the subnet mask and default gateway. RFCs 2131 and 2132 define DHCP as an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard based on Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP), a protocol with which DHCP shares many implementation details. DHCP allows hosts to obtain required TCP/IP configuration information from a DHCP server.


This is a networked device running the DCHP service that holds IP addresses and related configuration information. This is most typically a server or a router but could be anything that acts as a host, such as an SD-WAN appliance.


DHCP assigns addresses dynamically, but not randomly. Since DHCP connects hosts to the network and also assigns networking parameters, there are scenarios in which a network administrator might want to assign certain sets of subnet parameters to specific groups of users.


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol used to automate the process of configuring devices on IP networks, thus allowing them to use network services such as DNS, NTP, and any communication protocol based on UDP or TCP. A DHCP server dynamically assigns an IP address and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network so they can communicate with other IP networks. DHCP is an enhancement of an older protocol called BOOTP. DHCP is an important part of the DDI solution (DNS-DHCP-IPAM).


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol used to dynamically assign an IP address to nay device, or node, on a network so they can communicate using IP (Internet Protocol). DHCP automates and centrally manages these configurations. There is no need to manually assign IP addresses to new devices. Therefore, there is no requirement for any user configuration to connect to a DHCP based network.


DHCP runs at the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack to dynamically assign IP addresses to DHCP clients/nodes and to allocate TCP/IP configuration information to the DHCP clients. Information includes subnet mask information, default gateway, IP addresses and domain name system addresses.


DHCP is based on client-server protocol in which servers manage a pool of unique IP addresses, as well as information about client configuration parameters, and assign addresses out of those address pools.


Dynamic host configuration: DHCP automates the host configuration process and eliminates the need to manually configure individual host. When TCP/IP (Transmission control protocol/Internet protocol) is first deployed or when IP infrastructure changes are required.


Seamless IP host configuration: The use of DHCP ensures that DHCP clients get accurate and timely IP configuration IP configuration parameter such as IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, IP address of DND server and so on without user intervention.


What is DHCP? Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is used to dynamically assign Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to each host on your organization's network. In this DHCP meaning, a host can refer to any device that enables access to a network. Some examples include desktop computers and laptops, thin clients, and personal devices, among others. DHCP ensures all of these devices get assigned an IP address.


A DHCP relay refers to any transmission control protocol/IP (TCP/IP) host that forwards DHCP messages between servers and clients. A DHCP relay plays an essential role, for instance, when a network consists of several subnetworks. In this case, a DHCP relay enables one DHCP server to provide the necessary information to all of the clients on both the primary network and subnet.


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a networking protocol for dynamically assigning IP addresses to each host on your organization's network. DHCP also assigns Domain Name System (DNS) addresses, subnet masks, and default gateways.


The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol used on IP networks whereby a DHCP server dynamically assigns an IP address and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network so they can communicate with other IP networks.


At home, dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) assigns IP addresses to your smartphones, laptops, tablets, and devices like doorbell cameras. When you use wifi on your home network, typically your router is a DHCP server.


DNS names corresponding to dynamically assigned addresses are of the form dhcp-XXX-YYY.ucsc.edu, where XXX is typically the subnet to which your host is attached, and YYY is the same as the last octet of your IP address. For example, if you reside on the 128.114.160/24 subnet and you were dynamically assigned the address 128.114.160.210, your hostname would be dhcp-160-210.ucsc.edu.


The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used to assign IP addresses and provide configuration information to devices such as servers, desktops, or mobile devices, so they can communicate on a network using the Internet Protocol (IP). ISC DHCP is a collection of software that implements all aspects of the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) suite.


The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol that dynamically assigns Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (both IP version 4 and 6) and other network configuration parameters to devices within a network. DHCP works also as a communications protocol as it handles requests between a server and a client.


When new devices appear on the network, they receive unique IP addresses. The addresses can be assigned by the network administrator manually or dynamically. However, when the local network has multiple devices, it becomes inefficient to allocate IP addresses by hand; thus, the DHCP protocol comes to the rescue.


DHCP is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard based on the Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP). These two protocols share similar functionalities. Both DHCP and BOOTP acquire IP addresses and client configuration parameters. The main difference is that DHCP assigns IP addresses dynamically, and BOOTP supports static configuration.


After the client receives IP configuration information, it sends a DHCP request message for the offered IP address. If it receives multiple offers from several DHCP servers, the client only accepts one offer. Then, the client performs a gratuitous ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) request to see if no other hosts are using the chosen IP address.


While DHCP can increase security by dynamically changing IP addresses, it is worth noting the protocol itself has a security flaw. The protocol allows new devices to join th