A DHCP Engineer (dynamic host client protocol) is an IT professional usually involved in the maintenance of the connectivity of network for an organization. Engineers play a vital role to implement and supervise the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, videos and wireless network services with a dynamic IP address.
The ideal role of DHCP network engineer is to ensure that all the systems are functioning correctly. Depending upon the network complexity the organizations can have global network engineer (DHCP) across the international locations for extended support.
Generally, there can be two types of IP addresses – static and dynamic. Static is an unchanging IP address, but most computers use dynamic IP addresses for better connectivity. A DHCP server assigns the dynamic IP address.
Static is a fixed IP address. However, most workstations practice dynamic IP numbers. Hence at present, there are not sufficient static IP details in the IT world to manage all the request. Hence, there was a requirement to deliver PCs the capability to share the IP addresses.
A DHCP server allots a dynamic IP number. The DHCP server has a group of IP addresses which can serve the purpose. It provides IP addresses to systems linked to the internet as they are connected to the network. These IP addresses are providing temporary in nature (this is why it is termed as dynamic), and this provisional period is identified as a lease. After some time the system should renew its lease, and possibly acquire a different IP address. The DHCP server confirms that no two system has a similar IP address, therefore prevents the conflict of data communication.
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