Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a TCP/IP standard that uses a central server to manage IP addresses and other configuration details for an entire network.
A DHCP server responds to requests from clients, dynamically assigning properties to them.
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- DHCP concepts
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides an automated method for dynamic client configuration. Here are some DHCP-related concepts to help you better understand DHCP.
- Examples: DHCP
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- Planning for DHCP
Setting up Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) can be a time-consuming and error-prone process if you have not taken the time to plan how your DHCP server should be configured. By taking time to think about your network setup and security concerns in advance, you can configure your DHCP server more efficiently.
- Configuring DHCP
Here are instructions for setting up your DHCP server and clients, and for configuring DHCP to send dynamic updates to Domain Name System (DNS).
- Managing leased IP addresses
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) configuration tool can help you specify the IP address pool that DHCP manages and the lease times for those address pools. The DHCP server monitor can help you see which of the IP addresses are currently being leased.
- Troubleshooting DHCP
Follow these guidelines when troubleshooting DHCP problems.
- Related information for DHCP
Listed here are Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) RFCs and IBM® Redbooks™ (in PDF format) that provide additional information about DHCP. You can view or print the PDFs.