[Dnsmasq-discuss] FAQ entry - Debian hostnames

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Oct 5 21:20:34 BST 2009

Roger Lynn wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,

Unfortunate naming here. The FAQ entry refers to dhcpcd, which is a
completely different DHCP client than ISC offering, which is called
dhclient, I think. The statement in the FAQ is true for dhcpcd.



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