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Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure by Tim Ferrill, Paul Ferrill

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Chapter 2. Design and implement network infrastructure services

Certain services have been a part of computer networks for decades and are largely unchanged. The intent of having computers networked is to facilitate communication between them, which is impossible without a standard set of services making this communication possible. This chapter discusses two of these services: The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides IP address and basic configuration information to clients on a network; the Domain Name System (DNS) provides a way for computers to refer to each other using names that are more human-friendly. You’ll also take a look at some alternatives to these services and some scenarios in which they might not be entirely necessary. ...

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