Chapter 7: DHCP Services on Linux

In this chapter, we'll cover several topics that involve Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP). As the name implies, DHCP is used to provide the basic information that a host needs to connect to the network and, in some cases, on where to find additional configuration, which makes it a key part of most infrastructures.

In this chapter, we'll cover the basics of how this protocol works and then progress to building and finally troubleshooting DHCP services, specifically:

  • How does DHCP work?
  • Securing your DHCP services
  • Installing and configuring a DHCP server

Let's get started!

How does DHCP work?

Let's start by describing how DHCP actually works. We'll begin by looking at how the packets work in DHCP requests ...

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