lpd refuses to print from a machine with a DHCP assigned IP
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Apr 7 17:15:59 UTC 2007
On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, Amarendra Godbole wrote:
> My FreeBSD box picks up its IP through DHCP. Now I configured a
> printer on this machine, using apsfilter. So far so good. Now when I
> try to print anything, I see the following error in the lpd-errs file:
> Apr 6 11:00:03 zimbu lpd: unable to get official name for local
> machine zimbu.vxindia.veritas.com: hostname nor servname provided, or
> not known
> Apr 6 11:00:03 zimbu lpd: lp: no line printer device or host name
> Now, if I add an entry for zimbu in /etc/hosts (with the currently
> assigned IP address), printing works fine.
This is not really an lpd question, but a DHCP and DNS question.
Depending on your DHCP server, the "send host-name" option of
dhclient.conf might help.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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