Subject: Re: dhclient & hostname interactions
To: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
From: George Michaelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/2003 13:33:37
Yea I just found that.
I think I was heading towards "why isn't this in the systems install stuff or
better documented for mobile users" question.
ie, if myname exists, isn't that by definition asking for a supercede-like
behaviour in /etc/dhclient.conf?
also, there doesn't seem to be any install-time stuff to create dhclient.conf
which by default is off in defaults/rc.conf
I'm about to try some reboots to confirm it dtrt for me. If it fixed my sendmail
restart blues I'd be super-peachy happy!
On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 13:27:49 +1000
Luke Mewburn<email@example.com> wrote:
> 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";
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