Bug 71007 - Using dhclient should put an entry for DHCP_HOSTNAME in /etc/sysconfig/network
Using dhclient should put an entry for DHCP_HOSTNAME in /etc/sysconfig/network
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2002-08-07 15:17 EDT by Forrest
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-07 15:17:22 EDT
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Description Forrest 2002-08-07 15:17:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using dhclient for dhcp should put an entry like:
DHCP_HOSTNAME=$HOSTNAME
in /etc/sysconfig/network.  The first beta worked without this entry, but the
second beta requires it for my DHCP servers.


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Use dhclient to get DHCP assigned IP address
2.  The hostname is not propagated unless I put a DHCP_HOSTNAME entry in
/etc/sysconfig/network
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-08-08 12:52:44 EDT
The new behaviour would be correct. The default should be to not send a hostname to the 
DHCP server and to accept whatever hostname it provides - if you want to send a 
hostname to the server (which is needed with some broadband providers) then you need 
to set  DHCP_HOSTNAME explicitly.

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