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? > > --wpd > Try setting DHCP_HOSTNAME in the interface config file. For example, in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0: # Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller IPV6INIT=no PEERDNS=no DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp HWADDR=00:02:A5:F4:91:5E ONBOOT=yes DHCP_HOSTNAME=mikkel Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!