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Enabling DHCP

Note: This topic applies to the Leeds Release.

The Smoothwall's Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service enables network hosts to automatically obtain IP address and other network settings.

Note: Note that a Unified Threat Management serial is required to make use of the DHCP service. For more information, contact your Smoothwall representative.

The DHCP service provides a fully featured DHCP server, with the following capabilities:

Support for 20 DHCP subnets
Allocate addresses within multiple dynamic ranges and static assignments per DHCP subnet
Automate the creation of static assignments using the ARP cache.

You can use the DHCP service in either Server mode, or Relay mode: