DHCP Server not using Declared Names

Blair Copeland copeland at unt.edu
Thu May 18 20:57:11 UTC 2006

I cannot get the dhcpd config file to override the host provided names for dynamic leases.

I have upgraded to the DHCP Server v3.0.4rc1.

I get the name to go into the DDNS server fine.

   May 18 15:50:00 ns0005 dhcpd: Added new forward map from nt106223.ddns.unt.edu to
   May 18 15:50:00 ns0005 dhcpd: added reverse map from to nt106223.ddns.unt.edu

But the name nt106223 SHOULD BE ambulance....


I want to use my DHCP server to force a specific name for each defined host.

My entry looks like

host ambulance.ddns.unt.edu {
      ddns-hostname "ambulance";
      hardware ethernet 00:0D:56:E0:82:AE;
      subclass "secure-hosts" 1:00:0D:56:E0:82:AE;
      option domain-name "ddns.unt.edu";

and my subclass looks like

class "secure-hosts" {
   match pick-first-value (option dhcp-client-identifier, hardware);
   ddns-updates on;
   get-lease-hostnames off;
   use-host-decl-names on;

Any suggestions on what I SHOULD be configuring for the DHCP server to actually use the "use-host-decl-names on"???

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