What are the advantages of DHCP?
What is DHCP? DHCP is a network protocol that provides a server to automatically assign an IP address to a computer from a specific extent of numbers. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol gets requests for an IP address and other IP information like default gateways and the IP addresses of WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) and DNS (Domain Name System) servers. from a router. after which the host assigns an available IP address to permit the client to communicate on the network. When the client pc chooses any IP from the DHCP server then the client pc request for the selected IP to the DHCP server then the DHCP server enables that IP to the user pc and both send verification to each other. Now we want to learn about are advantages of DHCP:
- Networks with lots of DHCP clients can use DHCP.
- You don’t need to configure manually clients with an IP address. And also not necessary for keeping records of the IP address that you have assigned.
- If you want to change the client to another subnet you can automatically assign a new address. However, when you first boot up there you can’t get back the IP address you had at your former location irrespective of how little time has passed.
- Clients also can use DHCP to get the data that is needed to boot from a server instead of using RARP (Reverse Address Resolution Protocol)
- DHCP can find unauthorized DHCP for another server.
- The repetition of address also omits automatically and you don’t need to do it manually.
- You can support BOOTP clients and you can also transfer your networks from BOOTP to DHCP.