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defining hostnames per mac?

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lovingHDTV:
Is there a way to alias a mac address with a hostname?  I don't want to statically assign every device, but it would be nice to see a nice hostname in the dhcp leases table instead of android-<random>

I know how to do it which a static DHCP, but didn't know if you can just assign a hostname.

thanks,
david

Derelict:
How is it supposed to know what hostname to give what MAC address if you don't program either the DHCP server or the device itself?

You don't have to set a static IP address. You can just set the MAC address and the hostname.

lovingHDTV:
I've no issue providing the name.  I just didn't know if I could do it in the DHCP setting and not put an IP.

I'll give that a go.

thanks

lovingHDTV:
Creating a static map without IP added an entry, but it doesn't map to the assigned IP address.  unless I did something wrong.

I'll have to see if I can setup the hostname on the devices.

Derelict:
If you don't set an IP address it will get an address out of the pool.

What, exactly, do you want to see happen?

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