Which protocol is widely used in Dynamic assignment?

Q.  Which of the following protocol is widely used in Dynamic assignment?
- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. BOOTP
b. DHCP
c. RARP
d. DCHP

ANSWER: DHCP
 

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  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 12 Oct 15

    - Today networks have grown larger and the number of devices continues to increase. Also increased in mobile computing where devices come and go from network.

    - This has led to the large scale adoption of dynamic IP assignment.

    - There are two protocols are used to support dynamic IP address assignment
    1. BOOTP
    2. DHCP

    - BOOTP is an older protocol and not used much.

    - DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is widely used.

    - The problem with the BOOTP protocol is that the mapping between IP and hardware address is static.

    - The BOOTP protocol still requires a network administrator to configure the server.

    - BOOTP protocol would not work with mobile devices or networks where devices are constantly being added and removed.

    - DHCP protocol is designed to support true dynamic assignment of IP addresses.

    - The DHCP server manages a pool of IP addresses and information about client configuration parameters such as, default gateway, domain name, the name servers, and time servers.

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