The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) allows computers to automatically configure their network interfaces and upstream servers based on information supplied a server. This is especially useful for laptop computers that connect to different networks (work, home or coffee shop). The DHCP server assigns the IP address, network mask and provides information about other servers such as the gateway, time server and network information server.
On SISO the DHCP daemon is combined with the caching DNS forwarder. For build instructions, refer to the next section Section 4.4, “Domain Name Forwarder (DNS)”.