What is DHCP Relay Agent?

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It is a Bootstrap Protocol that relays DHCP(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) messages between clients and servers for DHCP on different IP Network.using DHCP in a single segment network is easy. It is a service that runs at the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack to dynamically assign IP addresses to DHCP clients, and to allocate TCP/IP configuration information to DHCP clients.

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  • Dec 4th, 2012

We use DHCP Relays when DHCP client and server don't reside on the same (V)LAN, as is the case in this scenario. The job of the DHCP relay is to accept the client broadcast and forward it to the server on another subnet.

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