Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58435
RFE: option to provide hostname when choosing dhcp during install
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:50:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
The RedHat scripts use DHCP_HOSTNAME.
I usually edit /etc/sysconfig/network to contain
and then use dhcp to obtain a dynamic address.
However, I believe that during install, a better netconfig could be
written. Right now if you choose dhcp, the install tries to get all
information from dhcp. It should be fairly easy to add some user
configurable fields even when dhcp is chosen, such as "set your
hostname/let dhcp provide you a hostname" which could set DHCP_HOSTNAME if
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Install and choose dhcp
Actual Results: The installer assumes that you want to obtain all information from dhcp. The most common example I can think of
where you don't want this, is when you want to provide a hostname, but have dhcp provide a dynamic address
Expected Results: When choosing dhcp, the installer should ask you whether you want to obtain all information from dhcp, or
provide some information such as hostname
This is a very simple enhancement that system administrators should really appreciate.
katzj, we've kicked this around the block before, but I think this is a good
idea. Especially if you had a checkbox that said something like "specify
hostname manually". What do you think?
*** Bug 59745 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We will consider this in a future release.
msf was looking at this
Fixed in internal CVS.
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