Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > "Evan Dower" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Hmm... That is what I expected it to do, but when I tried it, I ended > > up with an empty hostname. Of course, I don't remember now if I > > commented out that line or just set it to empty. Actually, looking at > > /etc/defaults/rc.conf I see that if I comment it out in /etc/rc.conf > > it gets set to the empty string in the default, so it shouldn't > > matter. Anyway, like I said, I tried that and just ended up with an > > empty hostname. Perhaps that indicates something is wrong with my > > configuration... > > Well, I didn't *try* it, I just read through dhclient-script. > I'll try to take a closer look.
I checked it out on my home network, and found that my DHCP server wasn't sending the hostname back at all. I am running my own DHCP server (using the ISC port), so I configured it to do that (with the "get-lease-hostnames" option). If you don't run your own server, you can't do anything about that, so if you want your hostname set to the correct FQDN, you'd need to do a reverse lookup on the IP address you found. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"