make the client to send host name

Simon Hobson dhcp at
Wed Jun 7 08:28:34 UTC 2006

kalyanasundaram S wrote:

>How do i make the client to send its host name to dhcpserver so that 
>it gets updated in ddns.
>Till now i was using the host declaration like
>host test {
>   hardware wthernet 00:11..
>   ddns-hostname "testmachine";
>but i dont want this declaration i want to update the original host 
>name of the client in ddns.
>It is not getting updated.

Which client ?

WIndows and Mac OS both send their configured machine name, as do a 
few others. For the ISC client, I believe you'll need to set this in 
the client config file.


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