Thoughts on dhcp-client automatically determining the hostname?

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Wed Jan 23 16:18:37 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:53:59PM +1100, Glenn Satchell wrote:
> Would this work?
>     send host-name = execute("uname", "-n");

the execute() patch we integrated returns a numerical value, the
command's exit() status code.

that's not a bad point tho; a 'pipe()' command would be very generic.

you could also use it to send a vendor-class-identifier that lists the
OS and version info (without hardcoding it in dhclient.conf again).

very handy thing to see in DHCP if you have lots of boxes running on
a campus, but again a leakage of identifying info.

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