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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition by Joe Casad

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Hour 12. Configuration

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Dynamic address assignment

DHCP

NAT

Zeroconf

In the old days, every client computer held a static IP address defined somewhere within a configuration file, and to change the configuration, the system administrator had to go change the file. Networks today, however, require a more versatile and convenient approach, and most computers operate through some form of dynamic or automatic configuration. This hour looks at some common techniques for configuring TCP/IP networking.

At the completion of this hour, you will be able to

• Describe DHCP and the benefits it provides

• Describe the process of leasing an IP address through DHCP

• Describe the purpose of Network Address Translation ...

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