Chapter 14

Configuring DNS and DHCP

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding DNS
  • Setting Up a DNS Server
  • Understanding DHCP
  • Setting Up a DHCP Server

In each network, some common services are used. Amongst the most common of these services are DNS and DHCP. DNS is the system that helps clients resolve an IP address in a name and vice versa. DHCP is the service that allows clients to obtain IP related configuration automatically. In this chapter, you'll learn how to set up these services.

Understanding DNS

Domain Name System (DNS) is the system that associates hostnames with IP addresses. Thanks to DNS, users and administrators don't have to remember the IP addresses of computers to which they want to connect but can do so just by entering ...

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