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How does a computer on the network get its IP address?

How does a computer on the network get its IP address?

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It can either be assigned statically (the network manager assigns them) or can be assigned dynamically via Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP). In the latter, there will be a server that "leases" an address to the workstation for a predefined period of time. The address will be from a predefined range.

This was first published in March 2006

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