Re: Configuring dhcp3 to send hostname mappings to clients
On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 01:45:55PM +0100, Joost Witteveen wrote:
> On 23/03/2008, Reid Priedhorsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > My /etc/hosts contains a handful of mappings useful on my internal subnet:
> > 10.0.0.2 reidster.net reidster
> > 10.0.0.4 convex.reidster.net convex
> > 10.0.0.4 toys.reidster.net toys.reidster
> > 10.0.0.4 yabman.reidster.net yabman
> > The same box is also a DHCP server, using dhcp3 for a couple of laptops
> > which are transient on the network. I would like to pass the mappings
> > above on to the laptops using dhcp3. Is this possible?
> I don't think it is.
> What I would do is install a DNS server (eg bind9), and in
> /etc/dhcpd.conf put a line like:
> option domain-name-servers 10.0.0.4;
> and then configure the bind to serve the mappings you want.
> (you'll need seperate files for reverse mappings)
You could install dnsmasq (a caching dns server and dhcp server) which
would serve the /etc/hosts contents and then the other boxes (including
the laptops) would only have to know that their nameserver is your box.