dhcp hostname

Benjamin Zeller zeller at ibh-wor.de
Fri Mar 10 08:51:53 UTC 2006

On Sunday 05 March 2006 05:13, Carl Karsten wrote:
> What is the right way to make a box send it's host name to the dhcp server?
> The goal is for the dhcp server to update dns with the supplied hostname. 
> there are other ways of doing ddns, but I am shooting for this one.)
> I would think this should be the default behavior - any reason why it isn't?

Got the same setup here.

Do the following:

sudo vi /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf

Then add the line (or rather uncomment it) stating:

send host-name "foo"; # replace foo with the desired hostname to send.



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