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Old 09-07-2003, 10:09 PM   #1
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DHCP question

Just out of curiosity. When dialing up to an ISP or VPN or whatever, at what point does DHCP assign the client ip and name server addresses? In other words, is it done before, during, or after un/pw authentication? Anyone know? Thanks

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Old 09-07-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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It's done after authentication. I'm not sure of all the specifics but the server assigns a lease to the client that lasts however long the server specifies. After that time has elapsed, the client must renew its lease.
Old 09-08-2003, 12:34 AM   #3
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yah... it must have to verify if the user if it is a valid one.. then if yes... it will go to all of its needed services to the server
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What is DHCP anyways ?
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Originally posted by Anmar
What is DHCP anyways ?
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers that use TCP/IP.



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