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Old 08-25-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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dhcpd and/or BIND (named) problem

I have been using a RedHat 9 machine as both the DHCP server and name server (named) for my home network. I had 5 Windows machines and the one Redhat machine on the network with names such as: Neumyer001, Neumyer002, Neumyer003, etc. They all worked fine, and were available for lookup in the nameserver as:

I can refer to them as neumyer001 or and everything works fine.

Now... I have recently installed Fedora Core 2 on Neumyer003 (it was formerly one of the windows machines). Now it successfully acquires an IP address from the DHCP server, *but* it ends up being listed in the nameserver like this:

If I try to ping neumyer003 or, it fails.
If I ping, it is successful.

I have temporarily worked around this problem by giving Neumyer003 a static IP, and manually updating my zone files. However, I'd really prefer to have it use a dynamic IP via dhcp

Any dhcpd and/or named gurus out there that know what the problem is/was?

Thanks in advance!
Old 08-25-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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Make sure that it is set to get an automatic IP address. Sometimes when im using FC2 on my network it tells me that it recieved it DHCP information successfully when it boots but im not able to ping anything. (I get my host name,IP address,etc.) Try that first and post if you can't solve the problem.
Old 09-06-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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while not being a 'guru' of much of anything I recognize that problem as having to do with a missing '.' from the end of a FQDN somewhere in your configuration. Try setting the hostname for the FC2 client machine to just neumyer003 with nothing after it (couldn't you come up with some sort of cutesy nicknames for your hosts instead?)

Now, can you tell me how you got dhcpd to update DNS? I can't make that work for the life of me...


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