[CentOS] Set hostname via DHCP ?

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 21:35:06 UTC 2009

# i do NOT have any kind of use-host-decl-names on; entry.  Do you use
dnsmasq or dhcpd?
# /etc/dhcpd.conf   Not sure if a dnsmasq entry would be the same anymore.
host babasse {
    hardware ethernet 00:0d:61:ae:6b:8f;
    option host-name

#Don't remember what happens when a linux client machine has already
been configured.
#But know for a fact that all pxe booted and live linux booted and
Windows Vista and WinXP
#machines use the hostname from the dhcpd entry.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Niki Kovacs<contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Hi.
> I just setup one of my machines as a DHCP server. I'd like it to handle
> the hostnames of clients. Don't know if this is an orthodox thing to do
> (feel free to add your comments :oD). Here's the server's relevant lines
> of dhcpd.conf:
> --8<-------
> ...
> # Envoyer les noms d'hôtes aux clients
> use-host-decl-names on;
> # Adresses statiques
> host babasse {
>   hardware ethernet 00:0d:61:ae:6b:8f;
>   fixed-address;
> }
> --8<-------
> Now the question is: how should the configuration look like on the
> client side, so the hostname gets effetively fetched from the DHCP
> server? During the initial install, I assigned hostnames manually to
> every machine.
> Cheers,
> Niki Kovacs
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