Bug#236533: marked as done (Please configure dhclient to "send host-name <hostname>")
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Debian-installer-version: sarge-i386-netinst.iso (02-Mar-2004)
uname -a: Linux sauron 2.4.24-1-386 #1 Wed Feb 18 19:44:56 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: March 3 2004
Method: Boot from Debian Installer CD (in hdc); normal installation
Machine: NEC Direction
Processor: Pentium III (Coppermine)
Memory: 256 MB
Root Device: I installed a spare IDE disk as hdb and used that for install
Root Size/partition table:
hda: QUANTUM FIREBALLlct10 20 (unused for this install)
hdb: Maxtor 90430D3
hdc: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 8100
hdd: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-114
Disk /dev/hdb: 4311 MB, 4311982080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 524 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System Mounted as
/dev/hdb1 1 135 1084356 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hdb2 136 524 3124642+ 5 Extended
/dev/hdb5 136 176 329301 6 FAT16
/dev/hdb6 177 480 2441848+ 83 Linux / (ext3)
/dev/hdb7 481 500 160618+ 83 Linux /home (ext3)
/dev/hdb8 501 524 192748+ 82 Linux swap swap
Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x] (rev c4)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:07.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:0e.0 Network controller: Eicon Technology Corporation Diva 2.01 S/T PCI (rev 01)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 43)
00:11.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:11.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 RF/SG AGP
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [E]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
My DHCP server is set up to dynamically add new clients to my DNS server.
For this to work it needs the hostname of the new client.
Please consider adding the following line to /etc/dhclient.conf
send host-name "<hostname>";
during network confirguration.
Only after adding this line and '/etc/init.d/networking restart' can I
ping the client using the FQDN.
My DHCP and primary DNS server is a Woody box:
dhcp3-server 3.0+3.0.1rc9-2.2 DHCP server for automatic IP address assignment
dhcp3-common 3.0+3.0.1rc9-2.2 Common files used by all the dhcp3* packages.
bind9 9.2.1-2.woody.1 Internet Domain Name Server
The DHCP server uses the 'interim' ddns update style.
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I'm closing this bug, since it was tagged "wontfix" for some years
without answer. If you have new reasons to point out this problem,
please feel free to re-open it or ask me to do it.
Thanks for your contribution!
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