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Chapter 16. Sharing an Internet Connecti... > Understanding Dynamic Host Configura...

Understanding Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

You've read a lot in the last few chapters about DHCP, and you may be wondering what it really is. As my grandpa would have said, here's the five-cent version.

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is an agreed-upon standard for assigning variable Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to devices on a network. These variable addresses are called dynamic IPs.


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