Networking - TCP/IP - Discussion

Discussion :: TCP/IP - TCP/IP (Q.No.4)

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You want to implement a mechanism that automates the IP configuration, including IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS information. Which protocol will you use to accomplish this?

[A]. SMTP
[B]. SNMP
[C]. DHCP
[D]. ARP

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is used to provide IP information to hosts on your network. DHCP can provide a lot of information, but the most common is IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS information.

James Dut Nuor said: (Mar 24, 2017)  
DHCP because it is reliable and provides a lot of information to host on your network.

Ravina B said: (Jun 19, 2018)  
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized networking protocol used by servers on an IP computer network to allocate IP addresses to computers. The purpose of DHCP is to automate the IP address configuration of a computer without a network administrator. IP addresses are typically selected from a range of assigned IP addresses stored in a database on the server and issued to a computer which requests a new IP address. An IP address is assigned to a computer for a set interval. After which, the computer must acquire a new IP address from the server. The computer may request to the server to have the interval extended, increasing the time that the computer may use the IP address for. The server may refuse to extend the time, forcing the computer to request a new IP address once the interval has elapsed.

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