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Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server by Skanda Bhargav

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DHCP

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a service that automatically assigns network settings to the hosts from a server. There are two parts to DHCP, namely the server and the client. Server sends settings to each client and assigns the following configuration properties:

  • Host name
  • Domain name
  • Default gateway
  • Time server
  • Print server

DHCP is useful in many ways to the server administrators. Firstly, settings need to be changed only at one place. The settings will be updated automatically on other DHCP clients whenever they poll the DHCP server. Conflicts are greatly reduced as the server handles all the IP address assignment. Also, it is easier to add new machines to the network and assign IP addresses to them.

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