Bug 68162 - Installer should allow you to specify a host name when you use dhcp
Installer should allow you to specify a host name when you use dhcp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-07-07 02:51 EDT by Dan de Haan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 16:39:25 EST
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Description Dan de Haan 2002-07-07 02:51:56 EDT
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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 13:44:00 EDT
Are you seeing this with TUI or the GUI installer?
Comment 2 Dan de Haan 2002-07-15 01:03:59 EDT
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-12 17:51:42 EDT
Please try with the latest limbo release.
Comment 4 Dan de Haan 2002-08-12 21:07:56 EDT
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 15:52:11 EDT
That would be a problem with the initscripts most likely.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-01 15:48:22 EST
For something like this, the installer would need to write DHCP_HOSTNAME="that
hostname" in the ifcfg file.

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