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Old 12-15-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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Display Hostnames (DD-WRT)


I use DD-WRT (Linux Firmware) for my simple Linksys wireless router/firewall at home & it does everything I want however I notice one problem when dealing with Linux machines -vs- Windows machines. With Linux, it will not display their host name entries via DHCP. I know this works on XP machines as I tested this with a friends laptop who came over and I saw his host name show up with no problems.

All my PC's and 1 laptop are Linux (Debian) and I would think since my router is even running a 2.4 kernel, it should have no problem recognizing them but it does for some reason.

Does anyone know what in Linux could be keeping the propagation of host name display?

Here is what I see...

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Old 12-15-2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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that'll be the linux clients not providing the dhcp server with their hostname in their DHCP request, not the routers fault.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
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that'll be the linux clients not providing the dhcp server with their hostname in their DHCP request, not the routers fault.
Yes - is there a way to have Linux provide the host name in the DHCP request so I can see this via my router or is it done for some security measure I am overlooking?
 
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normally it'll be a control option on whichever dhcp client they are using. ones like dhcpcd and pump are fairly easy, but in recent years redhat have been usnig dhclient, in conjunction with configuration scripts and all sorts of confusing thigns, and try as ai might i'm still not really aware of how to personalise those dhcp client options.
 
  


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