No Ubuntu hostnames in DHCP logs

Hervé Fache Herve at
Fri Dec 8 00:11:02 UTC 2006

You want to edit the configuration file for the DHCP client and add
the host name there.
In /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf, add the line: send host-name "Your host name here";

This bug is related:


On 12/7/06, Gabriel Dragffy <dragffy at> wrote:
> We have a wireless router here which acts as a gateway and DHCP server.
> When checking its logs the Windows based clients are listed using the
> computer names. However, Ubuntu based machines have a blank hostname and
> its a little tedious matching up MACs with IPs. What setting must I
> alter on these ubuntu machines?
> Many thanks
> Gabe
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