What Is DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)?

November 28, 2022

The DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol on IP networks that provides a set of rules for the automatic configuration of a device accessing a network. Using the protocol, the DHCP server accesses a network. Using the protocol, the DHCP server assigns an IP address and other relevant parameters to each client device in the network, enabling the devices to communicate with one another and the internet.

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