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SubjectRe: BOOTP and 2.4.14
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> summer@os2.ami.com.au schrieb:
> >
> > I'm trying to configure a system to boot with root on NFS. I have it
> > working, but there are problems.
> >
> > The most serious are that the DNS domain name is set wrongly, and NIS
> > domain's not set at all.
> >
> > The IP address offered and accepted in 192.168.1.20.
> >
> > The DNS domain name being set is 168.1.20, and the host name 192.
> >
>
>
> Uh, how about to specify a NAME.DOMAIN.COM instead of an
> dotted IP. Check your bootp configuration.


The IP address being offered does not need to resolve; if I configure
it to update my DNS, then at the time it's offered it will not resolve.

Here's the stanza from /etc/dhcpd.conf

host banana
{
fixed-address 192.168.1.20;
option host-name "banana";
}


BUT the stanza's not required at all.

>
> > I'm looking at the ipconfig.c source, around line 1324 where I see this
> > code:
> > case 4:
> > if ((dp = strchr(ip, '.'))) {
> > *dp++ = '\0';
> > strncpy(system_utsname.domainname, dp, __NEW_UTS_LEN);
> > system_utsname.domainname[__NEW_UTS_LEN] = '\0';
> > }
> > strncpy(system_utsname.nodename, ip, __NEW_UTS_LEN);
> > system_utsname.nodename[__NEW_UTS_LEN] = '\0';
> > ic_host_name_set = 1;
> > break;
> >
> > I can see how the dnsdomain name's being set, and it does not look
> > right to me.
> >
> > If someone can prepare a patch for me, I'll be delighted to test it.
> >
>

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