DHCP Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the DHCP Protocol.

Protocol Description

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a way for servers to automatically provide IP addresses to devices on a local network.

Full Name

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Abbreviation

DHCP

Port Statistics

IP Protocol Flow Percent
UDP 67 > 99%
UDP 68 < 1%

Port Reference - RFC

  • UDP 67 - Bootstrap Protocol Server
  • UDP 68 - Bootstrap Protocol Client

Category

Networking

External Resources


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