Linksys "DHCP Clients Table" doesn't show hostname

Linksys "DHCP Clients Table" doesn't show hostname

Post by Timur Ta » Thu, 13 Mar 2003 21:50:48



I have a Linksys cable modem router/firewall, and it's web interface
allows me to see all the DHCP clients on my home network.  This table
lists the hostname, IP address, and MAC address for each system.
However, the hostname for my Linux box does not appear in the list,
only it's IP and MAC addresses.  How do I fix that?

I have been able to get this to work with my Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, OS/2,
and Windows 95 systems.  I've even gotten my TiVo to do this.

Here's what the table looks like:

Client Hostname        IP Address          MAC Address  
TiVo                   192.168.1.100       00-0B-AD-3C-E0-84    
Artemis                192.168.1.101       00-30-65-A7-2A-2A    
                       192.168.1.102       00-C0-F0-22-C2-F6    
Proteus                192.168.1.103       00-C0-F0-37-29-28

192.168.1.102 is my Linux box.  As you can see, there is no hostname
listed.

I know this has nothing to do with NETBIOS.  It's the DHCP hostname.
The Macs provide this support automatically.  With my TiVo, I had to
add the following line to /etc/dhclient.conf:

interface \"eth0\" { send host-name \"mytivo\"; }

On my OS/2 box, I had to add this line to \MPTN\ETC\DHCPCD.CFG:

option 12 "Ganymede"

I'm using Red Hat 8.0.  I'd like to use the GUI tools to get this to
work, if possible.  Can anyone tell me how?

 
 
 

1. Linksys "DHCP Clients Table" doesn't show hostname

I have a Linksys cable modem router/firewall, and it's web interface
allows me to see all the DHCP clients on my home network.  This table
lists the hostname, IP address, and MAC address for each system.
However, the hostname for my Linux box does not appear in the list,
only it's IP and MAC addresses.  How do I fix that?

I have been able to get this to work with my Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, OS/2,
and Windows 95 systems.  I've even gotten my TiVo to do this.

Here's what the table looks like:

Client Hostname        IP Address          MAC Address
TiVo                   192.168.1.100       00-0B-AD-3C-E0-84
Artemis                192.168.1.101       00-30-65-A7-2A-2A
                        192.168.1.102       00-C0-F0-22-C2-F6
Proteus                192.168.1.103       00-C0-F0-37-29-28

192.168.1.102 is my Linux box.  As you can see, there is no hostname
listed.

I know this has nothing to do with NETBIOS.  It's the DHCP hostname.
The Macs provide this support automatically.  With my TiVo, I had to
add the following line to /etc/dhclient.conf:

interface \"eth0\" { send host-name \"mytivo\"; }

On my OS/2 box, I had to add this line to \MPTN\ETC\DHCPCD.CFG:

option 12 "Ganymede"

I'm using Red Hat 8.0.  I'd like to use the GUI tools to get this to
work, if possible.  Can anyone tell me how?

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