A TCP/IP network protocol used to configure network computers. Defined by RFC 951 and RFC 1542. DHCP provides a superset of the functions provided by BOOTP. DHCP and BOOTP interoperation is defined by RFC 1534. See also Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
Protocol that allows an Internet node to discover certain startup information, such as its IP address
This protocol is the basis for DHCP. It allows a client computer to receive an IP address from a BootP server without having a specific IP address defined beforehand on the client machine.
(BootP) A protocol used to dynamically assign IP addresses and gateways to requesting clients
A protocol that allows a client to find both its Internet Protocol (IP) address and the name of a file from a server on the network.
Networking. A TCP/IP protocol that enables a computer to obtain an IP address. Similar to rarp but operates on the entire network. R equires a bootp server on the network.
A protocol used primarily on TCP/IP networks to configure diskless workstations. RFCs 951 and 1542 define this protocol. DHCP is a later boot configuration protocol that uses this protocol. The Microsoft DHCP service provides limited support for BOOTP service. See also: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP); Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP); Request for Comments (RFC)
In computing, BOOTP, short for Bootstrap Protocol, is a UDP network protocol used by a network client to obtain its IP address automatically. This is usually done in the bootstrap process of computers or operating systems running on them. The BOOTP servers assign the IP address from a pool of addresses to each client.