DHCP is used to pass IP addresses and configuration information to diverse host systems on a TCP/IP network. When a JavaStation computer is powered on, it receives initial boot information from a DHCP server that is configured to deliver specific parameters to JavaStation computers. The same DHCP server may also be configured to deliver different information to other systems on the subnet.
One server on the JavaStation subnet must be configured with DHCP services or configured to relay these services. If all JavaStation clients reside on the same subnet, and if there are no other DHCP servers on the subnet, no other configuration is needed.