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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 29

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Manually configuring IP addresses for a handful of systems is a fairly simple task. However, manually configuring IP addresses for an entire department, building, or enterprise of heterogeneous systems can be daunting and prone to errors.

The Linux DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) client and server can assist with these tasks. The client machine is configured to obtain its IP address from the network. When the DHCP client software is started, it broadcasts a request onto the network for an IP address. If all goes well, a DHCP server on the network will respond, issuing an address and other necessary information to complete the client’s network configuration.

Such dynamic addressing ...

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