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Old 09-22-2003, 01:27 PM   #1
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Question updating hostnames via DNS


hello,

I have a BIND server and a DHCP server both running on one machine. now, I'd like all other clients connecting to the DHCP service to adapt the corresponding DNS name...

the clients are LINUX, WIN2k, WIN98 and WINXP

is this even possible?

TIA
 
Old 09-22-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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basically, no.

DHCP hands out ip addresses to clients - that might get different addressed each time their IP lease expires. You'd have to update BIND everytime DHCP hands out a new address.

Use static IP's and you've got no problems...
 
Old 09-22-2003, 11:48 PM   #3
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AFAIK, the going idea is to use static IP's on all servers, production boxen, gateways (of course), etc. etc. and only use DHCP for workstations and machines that are not necessarily on 24/7.

B.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:38 AM   #4
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You can use dynamic DNS. read the dynamic dns portions in the manpages of dhcpd.conf
 
  


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