Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP
is used to obtain an IP address for hosts connecting to the Missouri State network.
In almost all cases this is transparent to the user and everything works by default.
IP addresses are assigned on a temporary basis and there is no guarantee that a
host will keep an IP address it has received in the past.
If a host (typically a server) requires an IP address that is guaranteed not to
change, then a DHCP reservation should be requested. To request a reservation,
or contact a Networking staff member listed on our Personnel
Please provide the following information in the request:
- Server administrator
- Contact information if it is not already on file:
- E-mail address
- Primary phone number
- Secondary phone number
- Current IP address
- MAC address and building
- Brief explanation of the need for a reservation for this host
If the host already has an IP address, it will need to get the new one.
This can be achieved by either rebooting the host or performing a release and
renew (run ipconfig /? at a Command Prompt for help). Remember that
releasing the IP address will drop a Remote Desktop session so it is advised to
do this from the console.