Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, March 1997
- File formats:
- DRAFT STANDARD
- RFC 1541
- Updated by:
- RFC 3396, RFC 4361, RFC 5494, RFC 6842
- R. Droms
- dhc (int)
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The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCPIP network. DHCP is based on the Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP), adding the capability of automatic allocation of reusable network addresses and additional configuration options. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.