Subject: Re: dhclient & hostname interactions
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2003 13:27:49
On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 01:21:38PM +1000, George Michaelson wrote:
  | I have /etc/myname defining my hostname.
  | but from the behaviours I see moving from cable at home, IETF and
  | office, dhclient overrides hostname.
  | sleep mode re-wakeup causes re-calls of dhclient on all interfaces
  | sin the live et. which also seems to make sendmail and related
  | sname-bound daemons go barfo.
  | is this possibly why although I think I have FQDN in my hostname, I
  | find that at reboot I am getting sendmail hangs "can't find my name"
  | ?
  | Is there a way to make dhclient respect the wired-in name of the
  | host, but still do interface (re)configs?
  | just because a server tells me a name, it doesn't mean I want to use
  | it!

Hi George.

In /etc/dhclient.conf, add:

	supersede host-name "my-desired-host-name";