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Re: Hostname setting in UI?

On 12/10/2012 09:22 PM, John Reiser wrote:
On 12/10/2012 12:08 PM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
On 12/10/2012 07:32 PM, Chris Lumens wrote:
I guess of those four suggestions, (1) is the one I dislike the least.
Maybe someone else has better ideas.
If using an hostname is an must then arguably the correct behaviour here is to never allow the user to manually set on and stick with doing a reverse lookup on the either manually or automatically provided ip address.

If it returns an hostname then set it if not dont since the users dns setup is broken.

I disagree.  In a private network the administrator may choose which properties
should hold.  Using just one box with one network card (and the default HWADDR),
I boot several different operating systems, one at a time, and I want the
hostname and DHCP_CLIENT_ID and reverse DNS to reflect which operating system
(f18b32, etc.)  My router also acts as DNS and DHCP server, and it
remembers the last requested DHCP_CLIENT_ID, and reverse DNS responds with
that name.  But I want to set a new hostname for a new installation.  Thus
I want the installer to ignore reverse DNS, but use a new hostname that I specify.
On my network I consider this to be "desired" and not "broken".

I'm trying to follow you here and what happens when you reboot from f17b32 into f18b32 wont f18b32 get f17b32 hostname from that setup?


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