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  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol that computers use to decide on one IP address to use when using dynamic IP addressing, usually drawn from a limited pool of between 4 and 65,000 possible addresses.


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  • Each IP-based device on the network requires a unique address, which is typically issued from a central server called a DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) server.

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  • (On Macs, there's an option called DHCP ID, which is set separately, and can't be used for Windows machines.)

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  • Look in the router settings for a reference to DHCP reservations or static DHCP, which is most likely under the general settings tab.


  • The example configurations for the different services, such as DHCP, DNS, authentication, iptables, and so forth work fine on other Debian Linux-based distributions, and any x86 hardware.

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  • Our network and domain architecture means that AD services can be provided by an out-of-site DC, albeit at reduced performance, and we can run network services such as DHCP and DNS from other platforms or devices in the regional office.

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  • Most machines get an IP address via something called "DHCP", for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

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  • And after you do that, go to "Reconfigure a network interface", and in the "DHCP" tab, make sure that "Assign host name from DHCP address" is unchecked.


  • Haven't used windows more than sporadically in a few years, but I hated that DHCP felt compelled to pop up messages just to say it was working normally, how painful it was to assign a static IP, and how the things I wanted to do 90% of the time were buried 3 levels deep in some menu.

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  • A better approach to definition is “cloud datacenter rental”, in which the customer gets to select from a set of off-the-shelf and partially modifiable pre-fabricated configurations of servers, networks, storage and the core services (e.g. DNS, DHCP, LDAP, …).

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  • Dietrich: Once the Pogoplug has received a DHCP address and verifies it can speak out to our service on the Internet, technically the device is fully configured and nothing is required to configure.

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