setting the client hostname

Steve zephod at
Tue Feb 17 15:01:53 UTC 2009

I posted this a week ago and have not received any replies.
Can anyone help?

---- Steve <zephod at> wrote: 
> Can someone point me to where dhclient sets the hostname from what is received fron the dhcpd server? It appears to be some time after dhclient becomes a daemon which causes stdout and stderr to be closed and so I don't know how to debug this any further. Perhaps it is possible to write to the system log somehow?
> My problem is that the hostname is set to one of two different values every other time the machine is booted. ie
> boot #1 -> hostname A
> boot #2 -> hostname B
> boot #3 -> hostname A
> boot #4 -> hostname B
> etc
> The hostname is always supposed to be A.
> I'm trying to find out whay this is happening.
> Thanks,
> Steve
> Running dhcp-4.0.0 on Fedora 9.
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