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Already working:

  • Debian box
  • DHCP with send host-name me.company.com in dhclient.conf
  • DNS updates automatically with an entry for me.company.com

What I want to add:

  • Send a second host-name, so both are automatically registered with DNS

In other words: I want a DHCP client to register with DNS twice using different names, preferably without having to maintain DNS records manually.

Is this even possible with DHCP?

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Why not have two IP addresses on a single client interface and send in two DHCP-with-hostname requests, use a reservation if you want to be consistent. Obviously it's a waste of an IP but it should work just fine.

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Thanks, that solves my problem. –  RobM Oct 15 '10 at 13:49

Why not just create a CNAME pointing to me.company.com? I don't think this is possible with dhclient.

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Because I don't own the DNS servers. :-) –  RobM Feb 1 '10 at 10:24
Then you are out - that is not what DHCP is supposed to do, so there is no way to do it. –  TomTom Jul 4 '10 at 8:48

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