2.1. Task 2.1: Assigning IP Addresses
In today's internetworks, a device without an IP address is probably a piece of furniture. But the assignment of an IP address is not arbitrary and must follow a well-thought-out design. How the address makes it into the configuration of the device is a topic of interest as well. You have taken care of designing the addressing scheme. Now it is time to decide how to introduce the intended addresses into the devices.
Two broad choices exist. Static configuration involves the manual input of the address into the appropriate software interface. Dynamic configuration uses a protocol between client and server or allows a device to assign itself a pseudo-random address.
This task guides you through the static ...