My understanding is that in order for DHCP to work, one system on the LAN must be running DHCP server software. If that is correct in an office or corporation environment where they have dedicated systems for DHCP, what is providing the DHCP service in a simple home network where there may be a simple router or router/modem combo and a few hosts? There is no dedicated system to provide the DHCP service. I think I may have read that some routers are able to provide this service, but what I've learned so far makes me think that home users could also possibly be using a DHCP server from their ISP that is out of sight out of mind.
Trying to lock down my understanding of DHCP in the SOHO environment. Could someone provide comment? Thank you!