[Dnsmasq-discuss] FAQ entry - Debian hostnames

Roger Lynn RLynn at fundamentalsltd.co.uk
Fri Oct 2 11:05:03 BST 2009


In the dnsmasq FAQ there's a question: "I'm running Debian, and my machines get
an address fine with DHCP, but their names are not appearing in the DNS." The
answer includes "Update: the lastest dhcpcd packages _do_ send the hostname by
default." This isn't true for Debian, unless you are talking about the
experimental packages of ISC DHCP 4.1.

A patch has apparently been applied in Ubuntu, but the Debian maintainers are
waiting for upstream to fix it. See http://bugs.debian.org/151820 and
http://bugs.debian.org/522889 for details.

Thanks for your work on dnsmasq,


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