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RE: Hostname setting in UI?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Reiser [mailto:jreiser bitwagon com]
> Sent: 10 December 2012 21:22
> 
> 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".
> 
> --
> 

And what about the case where the system you are installing is the main
network server which will handle DNS and DHCP for the rest of the network?
You'll want to give it a name, but you won't have DNS or DHCP until it's set
up and configured.


Moray.
“To err is human; to purr, feline.”







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