DHCP is a critical network service. In this post we will explore DHCP and using online tutorials students will install and configure a DHCP service on a Raspberry Pi.
First, any discussion of DHCP will need to be proceeded with a discussion and understanding of IPv4 addressing, subnetting, and IP address management.
Second, review the content related to DHCP in the curriculum you are using for your course...
We are currently using Cengage Network+ Guide to Networks, 8th Edition
I will also refer to the Wikipedia article on DHCP for some more in depth understanding.
I am also a huge fan of Professor Messer and would recommend this video related to DHCP found on YouTube.
After reviewing the content and addressing student questions we can break into our networking groups to once again scour the web for usable tutorials to help us install DHCP on the Raspberry Pi.
After a quick search your students will find sites similar to this...
and perhaps this great video tutorial for setting up DHCP on a Raspberry Pi
Using these tutorials, or similar, students should be able to get a DHCP server up and running using their assigned IP address subnet, tested, and functional.
If you know of additional resources that we should include to make this post more useful, please let us know by posting in the comments.