damaru wrote:I use my rpi headless so I needed an easy way to track which ip it got when connecting to the network. I uses dhcp but when connecting to a bigger network it becomes hard to find where it is.
to do that I changed the
uncommented the send host-name and added a more suitable host-name:
send host-name "raspberry.pi";
Yes. I can confirm that this method works. You have to do /etc/init.d/networking restart
of course, to get it to "take". Also, the file is, as GoG notes, dhclient.conf (no "cp")
Anyway, going off-topic for a moment, does anyone know how to do the same thing on a Mac? My Mac does not show up in my DHCP table. The net tells me that this is a bug in the Mac side of things - that if the hostname is greater than 15 characters, it won't work - and that the fix is to make sure your hostname is less than 16. And, indeed, my hostname is longer than 15.
But interestingly enough, I noticed that the router display seems to truncate the name to 15 as well. So, maybe both parties are partly responsible for the dilemma.
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