[Dnsmasq-discuss] Request hostnames from clients?

Josef Wolf jw at raven.inka.de
Thu Feb 2 22:59:52 GMT 2006

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:33:04PM +0000, Simon Kelley wrote:

> >>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...
> Setting the timeout to zero (dhcpcd -t 0) will cause it to wait forever,
> at least on the Debian version and 2.0.x releases.

Well, remove the -e option from dhclient invocation is not very hard, too.
But the disappointing part is that this is not the _default_ behavior.
Manual intervention on every client is needed to make it function
properly :-((

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