host statement...

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Mon Mar 2 17:53:04 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 01:52:53PM -0600, E Johnson wrote:
> In the last little while I've been following conversations on the list that 
> seem to say that you can setup a fixed address by using the MAC instead of 
> the hostname as the identifier.

Host statements do not match based upon hostname, you can't use the
hostname as an identifier, unless you're using DHCPv6's
"host-identifier" field.  In DHCPv4, host records match only on
hardware or client identifier ("uid").

David W. Hankins	"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer		     you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins
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