DHCP name announcement

Phil Bieber philbieber at gmail.com
Fri May 18 14:06:33 BST 2007


On 5/18/07, Kelly L. Fulks <kfulks at knology.net> wrote:
> Phil Bieber wrote:
> > Hi list!
> >
> > I am having a little trouble with the hostname announcements of my
> > KUbuntu boxes on my net.
> > Here's the setup:
> > 1 Win XP PC - Wired LAN -> hostname -> Bieber
> > 1 KUbuntu Feisty Laptop - WLAN (with several virtual mashines) ->
> > hostname: hekate
> > 1 KUbuntu Dapper Live CD Laptop - Wired LAN
> > and sometimes other Windows XP Laptops, wired and wireless LAN.
> > + a WiFi ADSL router (acting as gateway and DHCP Server, and usually
> > as a DNS server, I think)
> >
> > When I try to ping the XP PC from any computer, it works flawlessly,
> > but trying to ping the KUbuntu boxes with their hostnames, it doesn't
> > work. Pinging with IPs works as well. Everything else
> > (networking-wise) works perfectly. Also, you can find a screenshot of
> > the router's web interface here [1].
> > In the lower half one can see a green dot with a " - " next to it.
> > This is my laptop (hekate). The hakate found in the upper half is my
> > laptop booting windows. As one can see, in windows it announces itself
> > to the network. Those IPs in the upper half with no names next to them
> > are VMs I tried (all Linux, ore something similar).
> > Entering hostname in a terminal returns the expected "hekate". Also,
> > the hostname is entered in the System Settings Networking Section.
> >
> > I have the same problem with a server at work running Ubuntu LTS.
> >
> > If anyone can give me a hint, I'd be real thankful!
> >
> > Thank you for reading!
> > Cheers
> > Philipp Bieber
> >
> >
> > [1] http://rapidshare.com/files/31959155/fritzbox.png.html
> > --
> > Quis custodit custodes?
> > Wer überwacht die Wächter?
> > Who will watch the watchers?
>
> In the /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf there is a line that is commented out
> that says:
>
> #send host-name "andare.fugue.com";
>
> Uncomment this line and change the hostname to whatever is appropriate
> and it should work fine.
>
> --
> Kelly L. Fulks
> Home Account
> near Huntsville, AL


Thanks, I'll have a try when I get home! But I'm quite sure I allready
checked that.. but I'll recheck!

Cheers
Philipp Bieber
Thanks for your answers!


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