Chapter 1. Configuring Network Services

Solutions in this chapter:

  • Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Configuring Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)
  • Summary
  • Solutions Fast Track
  • Frequently Asked Questions


When internetworking was first conceived and implemented in the 1960s and 1970s, the Internet Protocol (IP) addressing scheme was also devised. It uses four sets of 8 bits (octets) to identify a unique address, which is comprised of a network address and a unique host address. This provided enormous flexibility because the scheme allowed for millions of addresses. The original inventors of this system probably didn't envision the networking world as it is today—with ...

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