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Hello, thanks for viewing my question. Is it possible to ask DHCP / DHCP + DNS to assign the hostname randomly to client? If nope, is it possible to ask ...
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- 11-21-2009 #1
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Is it possible to ask DHCP+DNS assign a randomize hostname to client?
Hello, thanks for viewing my question.
Is it possible to ask DHCP / DHCP + DNS to assign the hostname randomly to client?
is it possible to ask it to assign the hostname to client based on a pattern? For example,
the network is 192.168.1.0.
If the IP address of 192.168.1.1 get the hostname call Computer1
192.168.1.2 get the hostname call Computer2
so in general 192.168.1.% get the hostname Computer%
or based on the last 3-4 HEX value as part of the Hostname is also ok
Just in case that MAC address is unknown or base on some prefix (for example 00:0c:29) and the rest is random. (All the host are not static host)
Thanks for it
- 11-23-2009 #2
doesn't the dhcp dns relationship usually require the client hand its name, and then dhcp gives it an ip and registers it with dns?? if thats true (and I think it is) dns does not hand out the names
- 11-23-2009 #3
On the contrary i guess it _is_ the default behavior (though not sure if it happens in the pattern you wish nor that it changes with every boot/internet session).
Atleast that was the case during CentOS and openSUSE install. I usually override it and give own hostname during install.
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