Running a DHCP server

If a connection to a network needs to be made, every computer needs a correct Internet Protocol (IP) configuration installed on their system to communicate. Assigning IP client configurations automatically from a central point using the Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) can make the administrator's life easier and simplify the process of adding new machines to a network in comparison to the tedious work of manually setting up static IP information on each computer system in your network. In small home-based networks, people often use DHCP servers directly installed in silico on their Internet routers, but such devices often lack advanced features and have only a basic set of configuration options available. Most of the ...

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