[Dnsmasq-discuss] Dnsmasq is not sending the hostname to the client.

richardvoigt at gmail.com richardvoigt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 08:21:06 BST 2009

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM, james meyer<james.meyer at operamail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am attempting to make dnsmasq send hostnames to a dhcp client when it makes
> a request.   While working the Roy of dhcpcd fame we discovered that dnsmasq
> doesn't send the hostname  when the dhcp client sends a hostname to the
> server.  Howerver the the client doesn't send a hostname then dnsmasq will
> respond with the correct hostname as defined in the dnsmasq.conf.
> I have run into a situation where I always want to know the hostname from
> dnsmasq regardless of what the client is going to do with it.  Is there a
> setting within the dnsmasq.conf file to enable this ability?
> -james

Maybe the client doesn't request a name if it already has one?  Look
at the parameter request list and --dhcp-option-force.

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