[Dnsmasq-discuss] Request hostnames from clients?

Josef Wolf jw at raven.inka.de
Wed Feb 1 20:44:44 GMT 2006

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 11:47:14AM +0000, Simon Kelley wrote:

> >Is there any way to force clients to send their hostnames to dnsmask?
> 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.

Making dhclient what I need is easy, too.  But the default installation
don't use dhcpcd and dont configure dhclient in this way.  Thus manual
intervention is needed on every client either way. :-(

BTW: sarge starts dhclient with the -e option.  Therefore the client will
     give up to get a lease and _exit_ when the server can not be reached
     at boot time.  Thus it will never retry to get a lease when the server
     is available again.  I bet this is _not_ the way the client should

Thanks for your quick response.

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