CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Domain Host Configuration Protocol
DHCP is a protocol for dynamically assigning IP addresses to networked computers. With DHCP, a computer can automatically be given a unique IP address each time it connects to a network, making IP address management easier for network administrators. When a computer logs on to the network, the DHCP server selects an IP address from a master list and assigns it to the system.
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