The term “client” is sometimes used to refer to a physical machine that is performing a client role on the network. However, the DHCP client described in this document is a software entity. The Oracle Solaris DHCP client is a daemon (dhcpagent) that runs in Oracle Solaris on a system that is configured to receive its network configuration from a DHCP server. DHCP clients from other vendors can also use the services of the Oracle Solaris DHCP server. However, this document describes only the Oracle Solaris DHCP client.
See Chapter 16, Configuring and Administering the DHCP Client for detailed information about the Oracle Solaris DHCP client.