Instructing dhclient to set hostname of client

Harti Brandt hartmut.brandt at
Tue Oct 24 07:16:11 UTC 2006

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Joe Holden wrote:

JH>Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
JH>> Doug Barton wrote:
JH>>> If you're talking about a laptop where you're not sure what the DHCP
JH>>> server is going to send you, then I have this in /etc/rc.local:
JH>> Hi, Doug.
JH>> What you think about adding a new feature to dhclient - Alternate IP
JH>> Configuration. This configuration can be specified in dhclient.conf
JH>> and take effect when a DHCP server not respond. MS Windows have a
JH>> similar feature.
JH>Really I was hoping dhclient would have this sort of functionality where
JH>it would resolve the ip given and set that as hostname, as as far as im
JH>aware, isc-dhcpd will not send hostnames?

Sure it does. On my machines I set hostname to "" in rc.conf and let 
dhclient set it. Works fine.


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