Dhcp (dynamic host configurati

EN: Dhcp (dynamic host configurati

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Short for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Set of rules. Lets computer network administrators automate, centrally manage assignment of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to network devices, used by a host computer to obtain IP address so can communicate with other host computers. Uses concept of lease -- time given IP address will be valid for a device. Addresses usually change periodically, connection cannot be obtained/maintained over internet. Using both static IP addresses, dynamic DNS helps establish consistent connection. Also supports static addresses, e.g. for computers running web servers, needing permanent IP address.
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