Client DDNS updates

Discussion in 'macOS' started by non-poster, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. non-poster macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I can't find the option to set the hostname to send for DDNS updates. My DHCP server and my DNS server support this feature, and it works with dhcpcd on Linux.

    DHCP server:
    http://www.linuxmanpages.com/man5/dhcpd.conf.5.php#lbAP

    DNS server (bind 9) ("allow-updates"):
    http://www.bind9.net/manual/bind/9.3.1/Bv9ARM.ch04.html#dynamic_update

    dhcpcd (see -h option):
    http://www.linuxmanpages.com/man8/dhcpcd.8.php


    Where is the setting to send the dynamic DNS update request/hostname to the DHCP server in Leopard (10.5.2)?
     
  2. zaney macrumors regular

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    #2
    Try System Preferences -> Networks, click on your connection (ethernet, airport, whatever), then click advanced. Now go to TCP/IP -> DHCP Client ID.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. non-poster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I tried setting that, then I clicked to renew the DHCP, but it didn't work.

    I also tried setting hostname in /etc/hostconfig, then rebooted, but that didn't work either.

    I guess this is another miss in OSX.
     
  4. zaney macrumors regular

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    #4
    I did a quick google for it, and found this at macosxhints.

    I don't know if this helps, as I'm not in a dDNS environment to test it.
     

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