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  1. #1

    Cool get client name from chilli dhcp server

    Hey All,

    I have a chilli dhcp server and as I noticed it can prove many info in chilli_query except of client name. But I would like to receive that. I have two ideas:

    1. I read on the internet I can get that from radius server. But I do not know how and I also doubt I receive dhcp client name instead of client name logged to the radius server. I really want the connected clients.

    2. Modify the source code. I like this option as it is short. For this I checked other dhcp applications how these can get the dhcp client name. But I found nothing. I thought it uses gethostbyaddr() or similat. But nothing in the source code.

    Could you give me idea how other dhcp does this or how I should do this modifying chilli dhcp?

    Thanks all help, idea,


  2. #2
    If you check out ISC's DHCP server (default on most Linux distros), you'll find it is capable of assigning a hostname to a DHCP client, via server configuration. In particular, check out the host-name and the use-host-decl-names parameters.

    If you have dhcp package installed, you can read up on them with

    man dhcpd.conf

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