<acronym>DHCP</acronym> Clients 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. &connect-dhcp-client; &dhcpcd;