The DHCP is a perfect example of how technology can facilitate our lives, both as clients and network administrators. It is an IP manager that automatically allocates addresses to the connected devices, keeps the information about them, and reuses the IPs after they run out.
What is DHCP?
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a network protocol for managing IP networks that has a version for IPv4 and IPv6. The protocol defines DHCP client and DHCP server. The server is responsible for assigning IP addresses to the DHCP clients automatically and also keeping a record of the assigned IP addresses and their time to expire. It also provides other network settings like DNS server, gateway, subnet mask, and more.