Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
The purpose of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service is that when a computer is attached to a particular network, it may enquire particular details of its environment, and be supplied with a temporary Internet Protocol (IP) address from a special pool. This meets two needs: as portable computers roam between different networks their IP addresses need to change accordingly, preferably without the need for user intervention; as the number of hosts connected to the Internet continues to grow, there is developing a shortage of available IP addresses. A web interface is provided for departmental and college Information Technology Officers to register the Media Access Control addresses of computers within their unit that wish to allow to use the service.
The stage in the service lifecycle at which the service currently resides. Lifecycle = planned, new, live, notice, closed
The level of user activity at this point in the academic year.
Business activity level
The regular period during which routine maintenance could take place.
|Tues 07:00 - 09:00|
Would making a change to the service today present too high a risk to the University?
Restricted change period
|Support hours||8:30 - 17:00 Mon- Fri*|
|Out-of-hours support||Telephone Support is provided 24/7|
|IT Board||Infrastructure IT Board|
|Business owner||Fraser, Michael|
* except bank holidays and University closure days
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