[Dnsmasq-discuss] Request hostnames from clients?

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Wed Feb 1 21:19:45 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
>      behave?

i think dhcpcd is this way too.  but if the internet goes down after it
got an ip it will wait till ti comes back up.  not sure if the eth can be
started and set to wait...


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