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Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference by Harry Foxwell, Michael Jang

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DNS and DHCP
imagewo of the essential services for a LAN are associated with the Domain Name Service (DNS) and the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). With a DNS server, you can configure a database of hostnames and IP addresses that’s authoritative for a local network. With a DHCP server, you can ration IPv4 addresses. Even if your networks are configured to use IPv6 addresses, a DHCP server can help configure consistent network settings.
The standard DNS server for Solaris is based on the software of the Berkeley Internet Name Domain ...

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