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hello folks. I have having a problem configuring my hostname with a windows dhcp and dns. I have tried everything I have been able to find and can't get it ...
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    hostname not being updated with dns/dhcp


    hello folks. I have having a problem configuring my hostname with a windows dhcp and dns.

    I have tried everything I have been able to find and can't get it to work for me. I am using debian 3.1 testing/unstable. the network is working fine but even on the machine it can't resolve its own hostname.

    if anyone could give me some places to start it would be appreciated.

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    no ones knows anything about this?

    it works fine with my fedora 4 machine, and of course all windows machines can change the name and it gets registered with dns and dhcp. I just can't seem to get this Debian machine to register its name with dns. it gets a dhcp ip just fine but doesn't send the hostname, so the name isn't resolved by other machines.

    any help is appreciated.

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    i think i had the same problem. when i shared a folder using samba it was ok. i did this with the Desktop->Administration->Shared Folders menu in Gnome.

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    that did it. many thanks.

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