OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.0E(R3)

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Dynamic host configuration protocol

DHCP is an application layer protocol that dynamically assigns IP addresses and other configuration parameters to network end-stations (hosts) based on configuration policies determined by network administrators.

client and server messaging

DHCP server
Network device offering configuration parameters to the client.
DHCP client
Network device requesting configuration parameters from the server.
Relay agent
Intermediary network device that passes DHCP messages between the client and server when the server is not on the same subnet as the host.

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