Subject: dhclient & host-name value
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Stephen Welker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/31/2000 15:09:26
On NetBSD 1.4.1 (waiting for 1.4.3 ;-) dhclient returns the hostname in
"hex-string" format. ie.
Given a host name "alpha", dhclient returns "61:6c:70:68:61" via the
$new_host_name environment variable.
This is in comparison to encoding of domain name which is in plain text. ie.
Given a domain name "nemostar", dhclient returns "nemostar" via the
$new_domain_name environment variable.
The environment variables are made available via the "dhclient-script"
Is there a particular reason why dhclient does encode the host name this
way? Is there a system utility to convert to plain text?
Is there a particular reason why dhclient does not set the system host name
and the system domain name? Am I missing something?
If this a bug I will gladly lodge a PR (just need the classification).
Thanks in advance.