|Summary:||DHCP hostname should be relatively unique between systems|
|Product:||Gentoo Release Media||Reporter:||Michael Mol <mikemol>|
|Component:||InstallCD||Assignee:||Gentoo Release Team <releng>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Michael Mol 2011-05-12 16:11:29 UTC
Comment 1 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto 2011-05-12 16:20:25 UTC
I'll wait for the opinion of other releng members, but this is very low priority to me. I'd say that on enterprise environments the sys admins should not be relying in the hostname used by the live-cd but use central tools. One solution that comes to mind is adding dhcp reservations for the mac address of the systems being installed.
Comment 2 Michael Mol 2011-05-12 16:56:32 UTC
Not an enterprise scenario, just me and my odd home network. (I like using DNS for resolution of hosts and their IPs, but I don't want to have to edit things every time I add or remove a host. You might be surprised how handy this setup is!) It'd be handy if I were in the process of installing multiple Gentoo boxes, or hosted a Gentoo installfest. (And given my recent experience using distcc during bootstrap, I've been considering just that!) It's also closer to being a "good neighbor" on a local network. Another reasonable solution would be to not provide a hostname in the DHCP request at all. (A friend's Vista laptop doesn't, for example) I agree it's not a high priority, though. I'm used to being an edge case. I might figure out how to do it myself and provide a patch, if that seems likely to be accepted.
Comment 3 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto 2017-02-06 20:35:58 UTC
In almost 6 years, there were no more comments here and I don't think anyone has worked on this, so I'm going to close with WORKSFORME.