[Scottish] Problem resolving local network PC names to IP addresses

Miah Gregory mace at darksilence.net
Sat Nov 13 12:48:32 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 05:08, Colin McKinnon wrote:
> On Friday 12 November 2004 14:36, Andy Potter wrote:

> > I have also noticed that the router only displays the Windows PC's
> > hostname in the client list. It does not show the Linux PC's hostname.
> > Is there anything I need to run that will allow the router to determine
> > the hostname of the Linux PC's ?

> Maybe it's getting the list from NMB broadcasts? I can't see how else it could 
> work out what the names were.

AFAIR, dhcp supports the client sending it's hostname to the dhcp
server. Some linux dhcp clients don't support this though. Pump does
seem to support it though.

Miah Gregory

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