John <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Thanks, but I'm still missing a piece for my ideal scenario. This > requires the DCP server to know to whom it is handing out the > address, doesn't it? How would it know that? Does the DHCP request > include the host name? Or do you have to somehow bind a NIC/MAC > address to a name for isc-dhcp?
The DHCP request usually contains a "client identifier", which you can configure dhcpd to use as the host name. You can also use the MAC address to identify machines (and associate a name) if you want. > Clearly, the BIND configuration is already set up to accept updates, > since the Windows system is successful in doing so. I think that client update can be enabled with a dhclient.conf parameter, described in the manual for dhclient.conf(5) under "DYNAMIC DNS", but I prefer to do it from my DHCP server instead... -- Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area: resume/CV at http://be-well.ilk.org:8088/~lowell/resume/ username/password "public" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"