[Dnsmasq-discuss] Automatic DHCP client naming
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Apr 16 15:00:52 BST 2010
Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Is there any way in dnsmasq to push a hostname to a DHCP client even if
> it didn't report (or ask for) one?
This much is easy:
> I'd like to automatically name my
> clients based on their MAC addresses, like 00:11:22:33:44:55 should get
> the hostname 00-11-22-33-44-55.domain.tld.
That's not possible, other then by enumerating all possible MAC
addresses in the configuration file.
> Currently, I can get this
> effect only if the client sends its hostname in the DHCP request; then
> dnsmasq adds the correct domain, registers the name in its DNS database
> and sends back the fully qualified address. Good. But I'd like to
> avoid generating the hostname on the clients before starting DHCP.
It would be possible to add that functionality, probably with something
like dhcp-ignore-names, say "dhcp-mac-as-name", but only for a fixed
name format, (should there be a prefix?)
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