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Automatic IP Address Assignment: How DHCP Works

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Explains the concept of DHCP, an application-layer protocol that your own computer probably uses to get an IP address from your network.

Here's a list of the sections in this video and their time codes:
00:14 - A world without DHCP
01:26 - DHCP to the rescue
02:15 - The four-step process

My DHCP video was originally uploaded on September 7th 2013, but I made a new version after an attentive viewer pointed out some inaccuracies.

== Further reading ==
Can I have multiple DHCP servers on one network?
- http://serverfault.com/questions/368512/can-i-have-multiple-dhcp-servers-on-one-network

How can IP conflicts be resolved?
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/133490/en

The fine print: in some cases DHCP offer and ACK messages are unicast
- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10636699/why-are-dhcp-offer-and-ack-broadcasted

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