DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
It is a protocol which is used by many sites to automatically provide
information such as IP addresses, subnet masks and routing
information to computers. If your network uses DHCP, you
will need a DHCP client in order to connect to it.
DHCP is also used by some cable modems.
We currently provide installation instructions for two
DHCP clients, dhclient (from the
dhcp package) and dhcpcd.
We present both sets of installation instructions which also discuss how
to create an appropriate service script to work with the
network bootscript and the DHCP
client of your choice.