A few simple questions for a total beginner:
1)Why use DHCP? I am running a small home-network: 1 desktop computer and twp lap-tops. What is the big advantage in DHCP for me? What configurations does it save me from doing?
2)I read here the following paragraph:
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network service that enables host computers to be automatically assigned settings from a server opposed to manually configuring each network host
Who provides that service? Is it my ISP, a local program or a local hardware (like my router)?
Also, what configuration files will be edited as a result of using DHCP?