In this chapter
Working with IP addresses
Working with DHCP
Understanding IP routing and subnetting
In Chapter 5, “Network Protocols: Real and Imagined,” the basics of the TCP/IP protocol stack were discussed. TCP/IP has become the de facto standard for networking. In this chapter we look at issues related to IP addressing and the TCP/IP protocol stack, including name resolution (DNS) and the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which allows you to dynamically assign IP addresses, subnet masks, and other information related to IP to network clients. We will also look at how IP communication takes place via ports and sockets. A basic primer on IP subnetting and IP routing ...