What is DHCP?

Since every device on an internet protocol network requires a unique IP address to access the network and its content, the DHCP stores such vital configuration details in a database.

DHCP was released as a term in October 1993 but needed immediate alterations before it could be issued properly.

Name of Technology:

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Year Introduced:


Open Source or Proprietary:

Open source

Main technology category:

Network protocol



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