In DHCP, there is a special field available that helps extend the capabilities of this automatic configuration process. This field can include many different configuration options, which are also present in the DHCP RFC.
Note: BOOTP options were called vendor extensions.
DHCP offers 256 option values, of which only 254 are usable because 0 is the pad option and 255 is the end option. Many DHCP options are commonly known parameters that are used often, including:
- Subnet mask
- DNS server
- Domain name
Through the years, additional DHCP options have been . . .
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