How to update Windows DNS server with Linux DHCP client hostname?
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Fri May 18 18:43:53 UTC 2007
Patrick Doyle wrote:
> OK, I'm stuck.
> I have an environment in which the DHCP and DNS servers are hosted by
> a Windows PC somewhere in a closet. (They may even be the same PC.)
> I have an FC6 DHCP client for whom I want to publish a hostname. Up
> to now, all of our FC6 boxes have gotten their IP info from the DHCP
> server and nobody ever cared what IP address was assigned to what
> machine. Now I want to run a service on one of these clients, so I
> want its hostname to show up in DNS.
> However IT has our DHCP/DNS server(s) set up, I can ping windows
> machines from windows machines by hostname. I can ping windows
> machines from Linux machines, again by hostname. I just can't figure
> out what knob to twist to tell my Linux machines to tell the DHCP/DNS
> server about it's hostname so that I can ping it from other machines.
> Any suggestions on where to look?
Try setting DHCP_HOSTNAME in the interface config file.
For example, in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:
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