[Dnsmasq-discuss] Request hostnames from clients?

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Wed Feb 1 15:59:34 GMT 2006


On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Simon Kelley wrote:

> 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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Simon.
>
>
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i set it on gentoo by:

dhcpcd -h mypc

matt



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