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Dynamic DNS Updates from DHCP (PC-0000X , DNS synchroniser) (VPN DNS)

Offline charlesrg

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Dear All,

My first post in here, so first want to congratulate everyone who contributed to get this great system up.

Now about my question:

Is it possible to make the DHCP server auto Update a zone in the DNS so I don't get more pc0000XX blah and get the machine name in the DNS, so I can get the user to create a VPN and then VNC into their computer using the DNS with something like HOSTNAME.lan.organization.com

I don't  see a reason to use the pc-000X thing it really makes thing complicated and with Dynamic DHCP DNS we get the WINS and the DNS to match.

Anyone have set that before on SME 7.X ? I was thinking about just deploying bind + dhcpd but I don't want to brake the compatibility and at the same time setting up user fixed IP's won't help as they change computers or the deployment gets big.

Let me know please

Offline FreakWent

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Re: Dynamic DNS Updates from DHCP (PC-0000X , DNS synchroniser) (VPN DNS)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 11:45:00 AM »
If it is, nobody ever told me.


So I guess you need a feature request or to do it yourself and add code.

The windows PC's can be set to register in DNS, and they will send traffic, but e-smith's DNS system won't honour them properly.

Do other Linux distros have this problem?

PS: I got the same captcha for two posts.