Re: dhcp evils

From: Michael Hennebry (hennebry_at_web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu)
Date: 04/17/05

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    Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 12:44:24 -0500 (CDT)
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    On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Craig White wrote:

    > On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 12:08 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
    > > /etc/hosts contains only
    > > # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    > > # that require network functionality will fail.
    > > 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    > >
    > > I that infer my machine has not been getting its hostname through DNS.
    > >
    > > Is there a way to ask the system where it did get the hostname?
    > ----
    > cat /etc/sysconfig/network

    That gives me
    NETWORKING=yes
    HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
    which to me is not informative.

    > you can edit there if you wish - probably have to '/sbin/service network
    > restart' to get it to take though.
    >
    > My guess is that you named this machine when you did the original
    > install.

    Assuming I did so (it was orange and it tasted like orange juice),
    where would that information be stored?

    > the 'nslookup 24.117.45.226' provides resolution based upon reverse dns
    > for the ip range which obviously is provided by your provider,
    > cableone.net and is typical for residential dhcp clients on public ip
    > space.

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