dynamic dns dhcp dealing with invalid host names

Tim Alberts talberts at msiscales.com
Fri Jan 4 21:50:48 UTC 2008

I'm running dhcpd with dynamic DNS for the network and I regularly get 
errors such as:

Jan  4 13:04:14 msi2 named[18496]: zone example.com/IN: IMac\0321.example.com
/A: bad owner name (check-names)
Jan  4 13:04:14 msi2 dhcpd: Unable to add forward map from IMac 1.example.com
 to timed out

The fix is to change the client hostname to remove the space character.  
However, clients refuse to follow the naming conventions and keep 
putting space characters in the host name.

Can I configure DHCP/DNS to accept this or better yet, refuse to get 
them an address if the name is invalid?

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