Last updated: 9/17/03
Q. What is DHCP?
= Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is an Internet protocol. It resides
in a DHCP server and clients that use the server. Simply put, a DHCP
server supplies Internet Protocol (IP) addresses when requested by client
computers on a TCP/IP network that have TCP/IP configured to obtain their
IP addresses automatically. A DHCP server is configured to use a range
of IP addresses known as its scope. It automatically and dynamically
manages the allocation of IP addresses within its scope. IP addresses
are assigned to clients under a lease arrangement that can be set for to
expire after a given time.
More DHCP Questions and Answers.
Does it come with windows
2000 when you install it? No.
Is it part of the Operating
System? It depends how you define Operating System. The
client is part of the TCP/IP protocol. A DHCP server may come with
the Operating System software.
When you have a cable
MODEM from an ISP is the DHCP sitting at the ISP site? Yes, one
of them is. A DOCSIS (Data
Over Cable Service Interface Specification) cable
MODEM also has a DHCP server which supplies a local IP address that is
used to connect to the ISP DHCP server top obtain an IP for the Internet.
Is DHCP part part of the
Windows 2000 Server the operating system? A DHCP server is included
as a service with Windows NT/2000 Server.
Windows 2000, 98 SE/Me,
etc. Internet Connection Server (ICS) software includes a DHCP server.