Now that you understand some of the underlying principles of TCP/IP (which were covered in Chapter 16), it’s time to deal with the day-to-day issues of managing and administrating TCP/IP.
The three basic network features that virtually all TCP/IP-based networks need to use are:
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), to dynamically provide clients with IP addresses and configuration information
Domain Name System (DNS), to translate IP addresses into friendly names that are easier to deal with and vice versa
Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), to translate NetBIOS names and IP addresses for clients that still use NetBIOS
Although Active Directory and Microsoft ...