Assignment of Host Names



  • Like to know if there is a way to enter host names on pool IP's that are not static assignments and have these be listed on the diagnostics/ARP table or the status/DHCP leases table . I am using 2.4.4 Release running on a Dell Server Model D200 equipped with four NIC cards.


  • Netgate Administrator

    So, associate a MAC address with a host name independently of whatever the host is actually sending?

    What should happen if the host sends a different name when it pulls a DHCP lease?

    Steve



  • Thanks for your note. Clearly the information must originate from the device connected to at each IP.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hosts that send a host name will be shown in the Status > DHCP.

    Perhaps I'm missing something here. Can you clarify exactly what you're expecting to see and what you're actually seeing?

    Steve



  • Steve
    Thank you for your reply. Please accept my apologies for my late response but I have been traveling.
    Responding to your question, in previous applications of older pfsense versions I thought I had seen host names for mac numbers assigned in a specific pool that were not assigned as static. In version 2.4.4 I did not see this. That is the root of my question. Clearly your response makes the most sense. In any case host names can be assigned via a static ip assignment.
    Robert