"DHCP set the hostname"

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Thu Mar 1 00:40:21 UTC 2007

host-name is optional, right?

I am sure I know the answer, but can't find support for it.

This is for a olpc bugreport that goes like this:

cjb: doesn't DHCP set the hostname, though?
CarlFK: it can, but from what I have seen dhcp doesn't always happen
CarlFK: and it isn't guaranteed

cjb: if dhcp doesn't happen, we're not on a network and don't care that we don't 
have a unique hostname.

Carl K

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