host statement...

Eustace, Glen G.Eustace at
Mon Mar 2 19:01:08 UTC 2009

> # NAS device
> host nas001 {
>	hardware ethernet 00:08:54:d7:5d:75;
>	fixed-address;
>	}
> ...the "nas001" would be considered the "uid"?
> If this is so, I understand why I am confused because when setting
> up the devices they are all calling it a "host" name.

As I was the one who posted the example, I'll try to explain it.
We are not using the option host-name in the declaration as a selector.  It is there to be sent back to the client in the outbound response.  As we are a university, you might be surprised at what some students/staff have set as their 'host-name' to (or maybe you wouldn't :-)), anyway, this was my attempt to override the name so that machines got joined to the domain with appropriate names etc.

The selector in the host declarations is the MAC address. i.e. hardware Ethernet.

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