Thanks for the reply Chuck,
Unfortunately It didn't work. I tried both LISA and setting the hostname in
/etc/HOSTNAME but no success. Seems when you set-up for dhcp client these
all get ignored.
We are using WINS resolution which appears to keep itself up to date with
which IP Addresses have been leased by whom.
The reason that I am persuing this is that we have a Windows NT Laptop which
gets its IP Address from a DHCP Server (6 hr lease) and we can access it
using its hostname no problem, so I was trying to do the same with my Linux
>You can use the LISA utility to set up the networking on Linux and enter a
>host name. Alternatively, you can set the host name in /ect/HOSTNAME.
>What are you using for DNS? The DNS machine has to have the host name
>into it to access it. If you are using a leased IP system, the lease must
>be a short term lease or the DNS host to IP table will not be correct when
>the new lease is issued. If you have long leases, like 6 months, then the
>table would be correct for that time period. If you do not have a local DNS
>server then I think your only option would be to enter the host name in the
>local hosts file of each computer that needs access. That is not much of an
>option. Let me know if this helps.