To keep running a network demands dividing administrators’ attention and time among many tasks. All are necessary. Some are really exciting. And others… Well, no job is perfect. Others can be really boring, and besides, they can require a lot of time.

Fortunately, technology is focused not only on developing new and amazing stuff but also on making daily and boring tasks easier, sometimes automatic. And that is the case of DHCP. 

What is DHCP?

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a management protocol very used on networks (TCP/IP) through its installation on servers. It is a tool for assigning IP addresses and more needed data automatically. Networks and connected devices to communicate need default gateways, subnet masks, and other configurations. 

Advantages and Disadvantages of DHCP