DHCP server can't ping client by host name
dom at happygiraffe.net
Thu Nov 6 11:55:24 GMT 2003
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 11:17:29PM -0000, Jon Schneider wrote:
> I've never fully understood the need to connect dhcpd and bind.
I agree. It's mostly a nicety. It does also enhance the quality of
your logs though. When you see that a user connected from "gubbins.lan"
instead of "dhcp21.lan", you have a much better idea of which computer
it came from.
I think of it as not terribly hard to do, and it makes life a little
bit nicer so I did it.
> As far as I see there are a few possibilities.
> * You want a particular machines (MAC address) to have a certain IP
> address. In that case configure dhcpd.conf and hosts or zone files
> * You don't care at all about a set of clients. They get any spare IP
> address in the range and hosts/zone-files has a load of dhcp<n> entries.
> * The client really is fixed. Don't use dhcp at all.
DHCP is still useful in this instance, to effect other settings such as
domain and dns servers.
> The only exception I can think of is when a client machine can connect to
> different networks within the same organisation. I have the feeling this
> does not apply to the vast majority of people wanting the bind<->dhcpd
 Unsafely, though. I didn't bother doing the secure dns thing.
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