"DHCP set the hostname"
peiffer at umn.edu
Thu Mar 1 01:41:36 UTC 2007
A read of the manual page for dhcp-option(5) and dhclient-script(5) is
useful. An excerpt from the man page says:
option host-name string;
This option specifies the name of the client. The name may
not be qualified with the local domain name (it is preferable
the domain-name option to specify the domain name). See
for character set restrictions. This option is only
dhclient-script(8) if the hostname for the client machine
The use of the host-name specified is optional and depends upon how the
client is configured. Now the next logical question, is how does this
work in Winderz?
Carl Karsten wrote:
> 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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