Retaining information between DHCP requests

CLOSE Dave Dave.Close at
Thu Oct 9 23:23:28 UTC 2014

Bill Shirley wrote:

> Does kickstart send the hostname every time?

Actually, it doesn't seem to send hostname ever. The only potentially 
useful field unique to kickstart in any of the messages is the 
vendor-class-identifer. And that appears only in the first DISCOVER/REQUEST.

However, following up on Sten's suggestion, I find that the initrd does 
contain a dhclient.conf file. All it contains now is,

 > request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
 >         domain-name, domain-name-servers, domain-search, host-name,
 >         root-path, interface-mtu;

Perhaps I can add something to this file.
Dave Close, Thales Avionics, Irvine California USA.
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