Bug 68162 - Installer should allow you to specify a host name when you use dhcp
Summary: Installer should allow you to specify a host name when you use dhcp
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-07-07 06:51 UTC by Dan de Haan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 21:39:25 UTC
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Description Dan de Haan 2002-07-07 06:51:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
When you select DHCP to configure you ehternet interface, the installer should
still allow you to specify a hostname.

Some newtorks assign an address based on the name the dhcp client provides, and
others (such as mine) set up a dynamic dns entery poiting to the name you define.

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Comment 1 Jay Turner 2002-07-08 17:44:00 UTC
Are you seeing this with TUI or the GUI installer?

Comment 2 Dan de Haan 2002-07-15 05:03:59 UTC

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-12 21:51:42 UTC
Please try with the latest limbo release.

Comment 4 Dan de Haan 2002-08-13 01:07:56 UTC
The installer lets you supply a hostname to use with dhcp, but that hostname is
not passed to te dhcp server in the dhcp request.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-14 19:52:11 UTC
That would be a problem with the initscripts most likely.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-01 20:48:22 UTC
For something like this, the installer would need to write DHCP_HOSTNAME="that
hostname" in the ifcfg file.

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