I try to convience my Fritz DSL Router to serve as a DHCP/DNS server.
My problem is by booting windows (I apologize for this) I can do a
nslookup and get the name of the host. Do I boot Linux on the same box
I can't do this. When I check with the Fritz Web interface I can see
that my IP and MAC is recognized but the name is "noname".
Then I changed the /etc/dhclient.conf and included the name and MAC.
# cat /etc/dhclient.conf
send host-name "pimboli";
send dhcp-client-identifier 00:04:76:48:57:05;
Now I can see the hostname with nslookup within Linux and with the
Fritz Web interface.
Next time I boot the unspoken M$ pseudo OS I don't get an IP anymore. I
have to reset the DSL box to factory defaults and then M$ is getting an
Next boot, Linux! Same thing but other OS. I don't get an IP. Then I
remove the entries from /etc/dhclient.conf and boot. All is fine except
nslookup doesn't show the IP and hostname.
It looks like DHCP is saving more then the MAC address. Under both OS
hostname, MAC and the IP I get from DHCP is the same. The domainame is
What is wrong? Any ideas? Anybody with the same expirience?
- FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7050, Firmware-Version 14.04.01
- Laptop Dell Latitude C500, Kanotix 2005-04