[Dnsmasq-discuss] Request hostnames from clients?

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Wed Feb 1 11:47:14 GMT 2006

Josef Wolf wrote:
> Hello!
> Is there any way to force clients to send their hostnames to dnsmask?  The
> default install of sarge don't put the "send hostname foobar" configuration
> option in /etc/dhclient.conf, thus DNS can not resolve those clients.  It
> would be nice if dnsmasq could force the client to send its hostname.  Is
> this possible?

Not possible. There's nothing in the DHCP protocol that would allow 
this. Note that the Debian package of dhcpcd does send the hostname by 
default, so if you can arrange to use dhcpcd instead of dhclient that 
would solve the problem.



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