[Dnsmasq-discuss] Config file length / performance question
johann at macdonaghs.com
Sun Dec 7 11:32:06 GMT 2008
On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 1:46 AM, Simon Kelley <simon at thekelleys.org.uk> wrote:
> If windows as requesting option 12, then it will be sent as "vm0101", in
> your example.
> Are you sure that windows will take the hostname via DHCP? Windows hosts
> normally work the other way around, ie the host tells the DHCP server what
> its name is.
> If the windows DHCP doesn't ask for the hostname, but still honours it whne
> sent, then --dhcp-option-force is your friend.
After some tests, it appears that Windows XP does not honor requests.
How rude. ;) I added
into the conf file, fired up Wireshark on Backtrack sniffing the
traffic, and watched the DHCP ACK. It sent option 12, but Windows
> Fot clarification, are the "host name already exists" messages from Windows,
> or dnsmasq?
It appears in Windows in the system tray as a yellow exclamation mark.
It's not a show stopper at all, but it would be nice to get around
this. Does anyone know how to make windows use the option 12 it was
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