DDI refers to a group of interrelated services that allow devices to connect to the Brandeis wired and wireless networks, obtain an IP address and hostname
Brandeis provides DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) service for the university’s wired and wireless networks. Every device on a network needs an IP address to transmit data. The DHCP service provides an IP address automatically to any computer that successfully authenticates on the Brandeis network.
Brandeis provides DNS (Domain Name Service) to the university's wired and wireless networks. This service is designed to translate Fully Qualified Domain Names to IP addresses and vice versa. (e.g. www.brandeis.edu <-> 192.168.1.257)
There are several DNS servers for use by devices attached to the campus networks.
Campus DNS servers are:
dns-data-feld.bpc.brandeis.edu - 10.192.176.53
dns-data-sum.bpc.brandeis.edu - 10.194.176.53
Administrative access: ITS Personnel and ITS Liaisons
Brandeis University requires that computers connected to the Brandeis wired network be registered before they can obtain an IP address. See NETREG for details