Send your hostname over DHCP

A micro-howto on how to make your network admin's life easier and send your hostname via DHCP - so that it shows up in your router's connected devices monitor.

sudo vi /etc/dhclient.conf

and add the following lines:

send host-name "<your hostname>";
send dhcp-client-identifier <your MAC address>;

hint.... HINT... HINT ;-)

Edit: In Ubuntu (and possibly also other Debian-based systems) the file to modify is not /etc/dhclient.conf but rather /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf .

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