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Bug#657860: www.debian.org: debian-reference/ch05.en.html, about sending the hostname to DHCP server

Package: www.debian.org
Severity: wishlist


I had the problem of informing the DHCP-server (which is a Fritz Box 7170) about my computer's name. 

In section 5.5.4 of

it is suggested to edit /etc/network/interfaces introducing a line with the hostname

  allow-hotplug eth0
  iface eth0 inet dhcp
   hostname "mymachine"

This did not work for me having the following packages installed

isc-dhcp-client                      4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze3
isc-dhcp-common                      4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze3

(I did not replace isc-dhcp-client with dhcp3-client as suggested in section "5.4.1. The DHCP connection with the Ethernet"
because I assumed that the isc-dhcp-client is the newer package)

To solve the problem, I had to edit  /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf, outcommenting the entries

 send host-name 
 send dhcp-client-identifier

and introducing the respective name and MAC-addresse.

Yours sincerely

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-486
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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