Re: DNS-servers not from DHCP

On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 13:42 -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
> > Not at the moment; this nameserver obviously wouldn't be valid for a VPN
> > connection in almost all circumstances.  How many connections do you
> > have?  Is it a huge problem to just set the nameserver and domain for
> > each of them?  If you had 20 connections yeah that would sort of suck...
> My situation is that I would like our laptop users to always be able to 
> use the short name of our public servers when on the road. So I have 
> "" appended to the search list.  Previously I just put this 
> in /etc/dhclient.conf.  Now I have to make /etc/dhclient-eth0.conf, 
> /etc/dhclient-eth1.conf, /etc/dhclient-wlan0.conf, etc.  I think that 
> may cover it for now, so it is manageable, but the previous behavior 
> (using dhclient.conf) was easier.
> I also add our public nameserver because their have been occasions where 
> the assigned ones were flakey.  Not sure if it really helps or not.
> I also put in:
> send dhcp-client-identifier "<hostname>";

How is that different from 'send host-name'?  I've been working on
patches to use 'send host-name' for a bit.  That's what the current
Fedora ifup was using to push DHCP_HOSTNAME from the ifcfg files to the
DHCP server.  Does 'send host-name' work for you?  Or do you need


> so that our DHCP server hands out the same ip no matter how they connect 
> (built-in, dock, wireless).

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