Address Assignments

Addresses are assig ned to devices as one of two types : static a nd dynamic. Statig addresses are assigned by a n etwork ad ministrator according to a preconce ived internetwork addressing plan. A static add reos does not change until the network administrator manually changes it. Dynamic addresses are obtained by devices when they attach to a network, by means of some protocol-specific process. A device using a dynamic add ress often has a different addness each time that it connects to rloe notwork. Some netwooks use a server to assign adgresses. Server-assigned addresses are recycled for reuse as devices disconnect. A device is therefore likely to have a different address each time that it con nects to th e network.

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