Network (dhcp), Syntax description, Defaults – Cisco 32369 User Manual

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Command Reference


Release 12.0(1)T

network (DHCP)

To configure the subnet number and mask for a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
address pool on a Cisco IOS DHCP Server, use the network DHCP pool configuration command.
Use the no form of this command to remove the subnet number and mask.

network network-number [mask |



no network

Syntax Description



Command Modes

DHCP pool configuration

Usage Guidelines

This command first appeared in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(1)T.

This command is valid for DHCP subnetwork address pools only. If the mask or prefix length is not
specified, the class A, B, or C natural mask is used. The DHCP server assumes that all host addresses
are available. The system administrator can exclude subsets of the address space by using the ip
dhcp excluded-address

You can not configure manual bindings within the same pool that is configured with the network


The following example configures as the DHCP pool’s subnetwork number and mask:

network /16

Related Commands

ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp pool


The IP address of the DHCP address pool.


(Optional) The bit combination that renders which portion of the
address of the DHCP address pool refers to the network or subnet and
which part refers to the host.



(Optional) Specifies the number of bits that comprise the address
prefix. The prefix is an alternative way of specifying the network mask
of the client. The prefix length must be preceded by a forward slash (/).