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

james meyer james.meyer at operamail.com
Mon Jul 27 16:12:34 BST 2009

On Monday 27 July 2009, richardvoigt at gmail.com wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM, james meyer<james.meyer at operamail.com> 
> > Hello,
> > I am attempting to make dnsmasq send hostnames to a dhcp client when it 
> > a request.   While working the Roy of dhcpcd fame we discovered that 
> > 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.
The client is requesting the hostname, or at least the capture with wireshark 
says it is.

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