What is DHCP

What is DHCP

 DHCP is an abbreviation for "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol", a protocol that automatically assigns information necessary for computers to connect to networks.

The following information can be set automatically using DHCP.

  • IP address
  • sub-net mask
  • default router
  • DNS

*Various information other than the above can be set.

 It is very convenient to be able to automatically set the information for connecting to the network such as the IP address. As more terminals connect to the network, IP addresses must be assigned for each additional terminal. If there are only a few units, this allocation work is not so difficult, but if the number of units increases, it becomes difficult to manage.

 There are rules for setting network information. For example, there is a rule that IP addresses must not overlap. If you break that rule, your network will not work well.

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