The increasing complexity of network infrastructures demonstrates the need for an automated and centrally managed Internet Protocol (IP) configuration schemes. The DHCP service in Microsoft Windows provides an automated
IP addressing service and centralized management of TCP/IP configuration parameters.
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
Recognize DHCP as a solution for the IP-configuration needs of an organization.
Identify DHCP configuration features supported by the DHCP service
Describe how the DHCP service integrates with other services in Windows 2000
Describe how to design a DHCP service in a non-routed LAN environment
Describe how to place DHCP Relay Agents and Servers in a routed network
Describe how a DHCP Server services non-Microsoft hosts
Here is a list of terms used in this module that may have been new to you:
MADCAP: A protocol that automates distribution of multicast address configurations for network clients.
MAC: Message Authentication Code, or Media Access Control. A Message Authentication Code is the result of hashing, and often referred to as a Hash Message Authentication Code or HMAC.
This is the digital signature applied to signed packets. A Media Access Control address is a hardware addressed applied to a network interface.
The next module discusses how to secure a DHCP solution.