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Redhat 6.1 pump and WinNT DHCP

I have an NT4 DHCP server which assigns IP adresses and allows references to host names (as well as IP addresses) over the network. On my Redhat 6.1 box, that uses 'pump' client, I can get it to find an IP address, but the host name for the machine does not register, so I can't access the linux box by it's name.
Pump is initialised by issuing:
 pump -i eth0 -h elmer
Elmer is the host name. How can I get this to register?
Thanks in advance.
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WINS is probably set up on the NT box. This allows other Windows machines to reference each other by machine name but is not a name resolution option for most aspects of Linux except Samba.
Can you verify if the NT is using WINS?
alanodAuthor Commented:
Yes, you're right, WINS is there - but in the WINS database there is only a handful of machines registered.
You must add a static map to wins.  Just go to the mappings menu and choose static mappings and add static map for linux host.  Include the linux host nae and its ip address.  The linux box will be immediately registered. and you can resolve the linux box by name.
alanodAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that. I still don't know the reason for specifying the host name in pump if this doesn't actually do anything.
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