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DHCP - Dynamic Host Control Protocol

Dynamic Host Control Protocol. An effective way to dynamically assign and reuse a fixed number of IP addresses when there are more devices on the network than addresses available. A DHCP server dynamically assigns IP addresses to devices requesting them. These address assignments expire after a time specified by the network manager. The DHCP server then reassigns these addresses to other devices as needed. DHCP is an extension to BOOTP in which the address assignments are static.

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