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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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DHCP

Manually assigning IP addresses to all the machines in the network can be a very strenuous task. Imagine a situation in which you have a network with 1000 hosts and your task as an administrator is to set the IP address to each machine manually. There are two main disadvantages to this. The first is that the whole process of assigning IP addresses to so many machines in the network can be very time consuming. Second, this process is bound to suffer from errors. To eliminate the possibility of errors and also to reduce the time involved in assigning IP addresses, use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). This protocol generates IP addresses dynamically for the hosts in a network.

If you plan to set up a network running DHCP, the ...

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