Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81477
The ability to override hostname from reverese-lookup
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:33:31 EDT
Description of problem:
I get an ugly unreadable hostname from my isp's dhcp-server when i get my
ip-address. Therefore I was happy to see that there is an option to add an
optional hostname to use when dhcp is in use. However, that feature seems broken
or at least working in a non-intuitive way on my machine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always I suppose, haven't tried around much
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the system, http install, selecting dhcp in installation
2. open redhat-config-network, create a new dhcp connection (due to #81071)
3. enter a nice hostname (in my case ulysses.resare.com) in the Hostname field
of the DHCP Settings box
4. Restart the network, or restart the computer
Hostname is still the ugly one provided by the isp
The nice hostname i entered in the box
ulysses.resare.com resolves to the ip that the machine recieves from the isp
the old hostname is still filled in in the Hostname field in the DNS tab
the hostname is a hint for dhcp, which hostname your machine would like to have.
I should change the field description or provide a tooltip for this.
For your nice hostname, please talk to your local network administrator, to
change the reverse ip resolution on your local DNS server.
Heh, for many (most?) of us talking to the reverse dns operator is not an
option. A way to override what the reverse lookup gives us would be really nice.
Changing severity to "Enhancement".
ps. isnt c-541a72d5.01-60-6c6b701.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se a fabulous shorthand
for 126.96.36.199 :P
could not be done within redhat-config-network alone. This is first initscripts
or dhcpdclients job
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
Changing the hostname to something else that may not necessarily resolve in DNS
isn't something we'd specifically support.