Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246265
Ignore illegal domain in DHCP host name
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
I am using a Windows notebook in office and home with DHCP. Its DHCP host
name is hlu-mobl.amr.corp.intel.com. At home, I got
Jun 29 10:37:10 video dnsmasq: Ignoring DHCP host name
hlu-mobl.amr.corp.intel.com because it has an illegal domain part
As the result, reverse name lookup won't work. This patch changes it
Jun 29 10:41:25 video dnsmasq: Ignoring domain amr.corp.intel.com in DHCP
host name hlu-mobl.amr.corp.intel.com
and I get
[root@video log]# nslookup hlu-mobl
Created attachment 158226 [details]
A patch to ignore illegal domain in DHCP host name
BTW, this how dhcp-3.0.5-4.fc6 works.
Whoops. Sorry I never addressed this. I passed this on to upstream (Simon
Kelley), and his response was:
"Looks perfectly sensible to me: the code in question has changed some in the
development tree, but I've provided the same behaviour there."
Not being a programmer, I can't make heads or tails of the code, but it indeed
looks fairly different in 2.40.
This seems (to me) like a bit of a radical change for a distro to be making to a
package, so I'm closing this as UPSTREAM.