Thursday, December 23, 2010
Such discipline is necessary given that these core functions serve as the very underpinnings of any IP network. Wthout DHCP automatically assigning IP addresses in accordance with the IP address plan, laptops, IP phones, PDAs, and other IP devices will be unable to communicate. End users may consider the "network down." If DNS is unable to translate web addresses into IP addresses, browser sessions will fail with the dreaded communications failure. If you're working in IT or Network Operations, you'll be sure to find this out very quickly when the help desk or call center lights up with calls. So you certainly have motivation to keep DNS and DHCP up and running and properly configured with respect to the IP address plan. And it's you who I hope will benefit from this blog's posts over time.
Posts will include commentary on recent events as well as an occasional tutorial on a related technology. I also welcome your suggestions!