Bug 6274 - Doesn't correctly register the machine's hostname with DDNS
Summary: Doesn't correctly register the machine's hostname with DDNS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 1999-10-22 22:02 UTC by enamtvedt
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 13:31:37 UTC

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Description enamtvedt 1999-10-22 22:02:18 UTC
This included dhcpcd client doesn't correctly register the
hostname with the DDNS server.  As a result when adding a
Linux box to a Windows NT/2000 domain you are left adding a
static IP to the box and entering the hostname into the DNS
manually.... a pain in the butt if you have more than 400

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-07-18 23:53:48 UTC
Apologies for the unresponsiveness of the previous dhcpcd packager...

The DHCP server (*) is responsible for registering with DDNS, not the client. (**)

(*) As of RHL 7.1, the DHCP server included did not support DDNS registration.
The latest upstream release does have this and may be included in a future
version of RHL..

(**) Some broadband ISPs provide separate programs that register a dynamically
assigned IP to the user's preferred hostname, subject to authentication by that

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