[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#151820: dhcp3-client: Does not send hostname to server by default changed policy

colliar colliar4ever at aol.com
Sat May 5 12:08:58 UTC 2012

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.2.2.dfsg.1-5
Followup-For: Bug #151820


By adding

send host-name = gethostname();

to dhclient.conf you totally changed the default behaviour which is not nice as
you are not warned about it with default configuration in use (no changes in

Personally, I always liked the previous settings and I think dpkg should asked
you about "sending a hostname or not" and the defaults should remain "not
sending" !


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils      4.3
ii  iproute          20120319-1
ii  isc-dhcp-common  4.2.2.dfsg.1-5
ii  libc6            2.13-30

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
pn  avahi-autoipd  <none>
pn  resolvconf     <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf changed:
option rfc3442-classless-static-routes code 121 = array of unsigned integer 8;
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
	domain-name, domain-name-servers, domain-search, host-name,
	netbios-name-servers, netbios-scope, interface-mtu,
	rfc3442-classless-static-routes, ntp-servers;

-- no debconf information

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