Free CompTIA A+ practice test question 2 for A+ 220-902 Software Exam
A server receives a DISCOVER packet from a client. Based on availability and usage policies set on the server, the server determines an appropriate address (if any) to give to the client. The server then temporarily reserves that address for the client and sends back to the client an OFFER packet, with that address information. What type of servers performs these tasks?
A) DNS servers
B) WEB servers
C) DHCP servers
D) File servers
E) Proxy servers
Correct answer: In order to give you a chance to think about it first, the correct answer is listed at the very bottom of this page.
A+ 220-902 Main Domain: 2.0 – “Other Operating Systems and Technologies”
A+ 220-902 Sub-objective: 2.4 – “Summarize the properties and purpose of services provided by networked servers”
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to a computer from a defined range of numbers, aka a scope, configured for a given network. The DHCP server assigns an IP address when a client system is started. Additionally a DHCP server also configures the client’s NTP servers, WINS servers, DNS servers, and sometimes other services as well.
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Correct answer: DHCP servers