Update from Squeeze to Wheezy : host not found

Sten Carlsen stenc at s-carlsen.dk
Wed Nov 13 11:46:35 UTC 2013

On 13/11/13 10.21, Vincent wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've got a strange behaviour after upgrading my Debian server from
> squeeze (dhcpd v4.1.1 / bind v9.7.3) to wheezy (dhcpd v4.2.2 / bind
> v9.8.4).
> Until many years I'm used to configure theses services for small
> networks and I'm using host declarations with a fixed-address (fqdn,
> not IP) like this :
> host pascaglia {
>   hardware ethernet 11:22:33:44:55:66;
>   fixed-address pascaglia.mydomain.local;
> }
Not sure if it matters but a more modern implementation might take this:
into consideration. There is a clear conflict with your naming
convention in that the RFC defines what .local is used for.
My personal experience is that it really matters.
> When any host declared like this is asking for a lease, i got from
> syslog :
> dhcpd: pascaglia.mydomain.local: host unknown.
> Instead of providing the correct IP/lease, the client gets a "generic
> IP" from the pool, not the fixed one.
> NB : The local bind server is OK and when asked (dig, nslookup), give
> the correct IP for pascaglia.mydomain.local or pascaglia (thanks to
> the search/domain directives of resolv.conf). The reverse is OK too.
> The dhcpd.conf(5) manual clearly indicates that using dns is possible :
> "Each address in the fixed-address declaration should be either an IP
> address or a domain name that resolves to one or more IP addresses."
> But the resolution is not done anymore !
> Many hours searching the net and list archives about this, but not
> found any clue about it... so I'm asking you... what am i missing ?
> -- 
> Vincent
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Best regards

Sten Carlsen

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