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

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Aug 17 14:01:17 BST 2009

james meyer wrote:
> On Monday 27 July 2009, richardvoigt at gmail.com wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 9:29 AM, james meyer<james.meyer at operamail.com> 
> wrote:
>>> On Monday 27 July 2009, richardvoigt at gmail.com wrote:
>>>>> Simon,
>>>>> I tried adding the dhcp-ignore-names  option as you suggested, but it
>>> didn't
>>>>> make a difference.
>>>> I don't think that dhcp-ignore-names matches against a MAC address as
>>>> you've tried to do, it uses a "network-id" instead (although the
>>>> dhcp-host line can map between them).  Have you tried ignoring all
>>>> names first to see if it has the desired effect?  Then you can
>>>> restrict it if needed after you know whether it works.
>>> Tried adding the line dhcp-ignore-names without any network-id's.
>>> It did start ignoring names for other hosts, but didn't help me out in 
> this
>>> situation.
>> What version of dnsmasq are you using?
> I have tried both 2.47 and 2.49.
> 2.47 is my preference as it's on my router running the tomato firmware.
> 2.49 is installed on my desktop for testing.
> What appears to be happening is 
> 1) dhcpcd is requesting the hostname from dnsmasq (can be seen in the network 
> capture)
> 2) dnsmasq does not respond with a hostname, unless dhcpcd sends a null 
> hostname in the request.  This also can be seen in the network capture
> I would like to  know the suggested hostname regardless of if the client 
> already has a hostname.


What's the current status of this? The behaviour you describe is not the 
way it's supposed to work.


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