What is DHCP?

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The letters DHCP stand for "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol". DHCP was created by the "Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group" of the Internet Engineering Task Force. DHCP is based on BOOTP (Short for Bootstrap Protocol, an Internet protocol that enables a workstation to discover its own IP address when it has no hard disk) and its purpose is to enable individual computers on an IP network to extract their configurations from a server (the ‘DHCP server’.

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