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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 61. DHCP OVERVIEW AND ADDRESS ALLOCATION CONCEPTS

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In some ways, technological advancement can be considered more a journey than a destination. When a particular technology is refined or replaced with a superior one, it's usually only a matter of time before it, too, is replaced with something better. And so it was with the TCP/IP Boot Protocol (BOOTP), described in the previous chapter. While BOOTP was far more capable than the protocol it replaced, Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP), after a number of years BOOTP, itself was replaced with a new TCP/IP configuration protocol: the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

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