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Date:      Mon, 21 Sep 2009 03:39:25 +0200
From:      Mel Flynn <>
Cc:        stan <>
Subject:   Re: DHCP client questions
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On Sunday 20 September 2009 21:19:28 stan wrote:

> I have several machines (such as a mailserver) which _MUST_ have fixed
> names. I have played around with /etc/dhcllient.conf, but not managed to
> get this working. I can get IP addresses, and various things such as
> default routers, and DNS servers, but I have not managed to get the
> suggested name put in their DNS.

Ok, I know you're trying to make clear what your problem is, but it's still 
not. So, let's try step by step,, using a FreeBSD mailserver as the example:
1) Does the mailserver have a fixed HOSTNAME or can the HOSTNAME change if the 
DHCP server wants it to?

2) When you say "but I have not managed to get the suggested name put in their 
DNS", does this mean you expect the FreeBSD mailserver to enter itself into 
the Microsoft DNS? Or can you not get the FreeBSD mailserver to name itself 
according to what the DHCP server tells them to?


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