Talk:Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
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What is the "CHADDR (Client hardware address)"?
Is that the same thing as the "MAC address"? I know in my router's settings, IP addresses are assigned based on MAC address. But the term "MAC address" isn't used in this article, but a term I've never heard before "client hardware address" is used. Are these two things the same? Or is this yet another address which is associated with your computer? Benhut1 (talk) 01:37, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
- Hello! In contemporary (Ethernet) networks, that's almost always a MAC address. However, not all networks are Ethernet, let's just remember TokenRing, for example, in which physical addresses are still six bytes long but aren't called "MAC addreses". Thus, the RFC uses CHADDR as a more universal term. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 01:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
In the first paragraph (Overview) the explanation for manual DHCP begins with:
"The DHCP server is disabled and"
Which is clearly wrong and should be deleted.
Of course the DHCP-server is enabled. I assume the person who wrote this wanted to say, that the DHCP-server is not giving leases to clients which are not listed in the DHCP-configuration with a MAC-address and an according IP-address. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:22, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
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