[arch-general] Network configuration

Wolfgang Mader Wolfgang_Mader at brain-frog.de
Thu Feb 4 15:01:15 UTC 2016

On 02/04/2016 03:41 PM, Bruno Pagani wrote:
> Le 04/02/2016 15:27, Wolfgang Mader a écrit :
>> Dear list,
>> I have a router which automatically identifies the devices connected
>> to it by their host name (its a FritzBox if that matters). However,
>> this does not work for all my arch-boxes. Thus, I get the feeling, I
>> am missing something in my network configuration.
>> Usually, I edit /etc/hostname by putting just the hostname in there.
>> There is also the tool
>>     hostnamectl set-hostname myhostname
>> which does the same. The arch wiki says, that the file also may
>> contain the domain, if any. How do I set a hostname with domain? Is it
>> just
>>     hostnamectl set-hostname myhostname.domain
>> Then, the arch wiki says, that it is a good idea to add the hostname
>> as alias for localhost in /etc/hosts. Do you do that?
>> And last, which piece of information determines the computers name in
>> the network. Is it the hostname in /etc/hostname, or more likely the
>> aliases in /etc/hosts? Is there anything more I should configure?
> What matters is the DHCP request you arch system issue to your box. You
> should look at what hostname your DHCP client (dhclient/dhcpcd/whatever)
> sends.
> Here, with dhcpcd, its hostname content. Dunno for other ones.

This seems to be the pointer I needed. Thx.
> Bruno

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