What is DHCP?
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol automatically assigns IP addresses to computer systems on a network.
You can find some basic information on getting started with DHCP (the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) on this website. If you reached this page ‘at random’ or are just checking out the domain name, you may find more information about this site on the About page. Feel free to check out one of the links to get started: there are several sample configurations available for ISC’s dhcpd, ISC’s dhclient and the dhcpcd client.
DHCP and IPv6
For IPv6 networks DHCP is no longer necessary or needed; instead it is recommended to use the ICMPv6 protocol. Clients ask the network for configuration information, known as Router Discovery, and IPv6 routers will answer with a Router Advertisement packet that contains the appropriate settings. Consequently, you should normally never block ICMP traffic on IPv6 networks.