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What Is The Difference Between NCE's BOOTP and GCE's DHCP Service?


When using my computer to provide online devices with IP addresses, I notice a difference between NCE (ETCNet2 Configuration Editor) and GCE (Gateway Configuration Editor) terminology for this service. Why does NCE call this "BOOTP," when GCE calls this "DHCP?" 


While both networking protocols are used to automatically assign an IP address to network devices from a configuration server, BOOTP and DHCP are not the same. 

BOOTP, or Bootstrap Process, predates DHCP and is less versatile. 

DHCP is also backward compatible so t hat it can operate with BOOTP clients. 


For a more detailed look at the differences between BOOTP and DHCP follow this 3rd party link:

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