Thoughts on dhcp-client automatically determining the hostname?
cra at WPI.EDU
Mon Jan 14 15:43:54 UTC 2008
On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 12:46:26PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> The full bug details are at http://bugs.debian.org/151820
> What happens if the user then changes the hostname? Well now they've got to
> go change it in dhclient.conf as well.
In Fedora, a patch has been added which does this:
Specify the host-name option to send to the DHCP server. The
host-name string only contains the client’s hostname prefix, to
which the server will append the ddns-domainname or domain-name
options, if any, to derive the fully qualified domain name of
the client. The -H option cannot be used with the -F option.
Here is the changelog entry:
* Sat May 06 2006 Jason Vas Dias <jvdias at redhat.com> - 12:3.0.4-1
- Upgrade to upstream version 3.0.4, released Friday 2006-05-05 .
- Add new dhclient command line arguments:
-H <host-name> : parse as dhclient.conf 'send host-name "<host-name>";'
-F <fqdn> : parse as dhclient.conf 'send fqdn.fqdn "<fqdn>";'
-T <timeout> : parse as dhclient.conf 'timeout <timeout>;'
The patch is in Fedora CVS here:
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