[maemo-users] [maemo-users] hostname and proxy server settings

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Fri Mar 10 15:32:08 EET 2006
"ext Sean Moss-Pultz" <sean at moss-pultz.com> writes:

> This email is actually two questions. First when I look at the clients
> that are connected to my AP it always lists the Nokia 770 as unknown. I
> had a similar problem with my Ubuntu desktop. I hardcoded the "send
> host-name" in the file "/etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf" and this worked great. I
> can't find this file on the Nokia 770.

We use udhcpc, that's why you can't find dhclient.conf. Actually this
problem was already reported and it's going to be fixed some time in
the future.

> Does anybody know how to resolve this issue?

I can't think of any easy workaround for this until a fix is
published. A really ugly hack would be to rename udhcpc binary
udhcpc.bin and write a script which does this :


exec /sbin/udhcpc.bin -h namehere $@

Replace the string "namehere" with the name you want to provide to the
DHCP server. But this is completely untested.

> My second question is how to configure a proxy for web browsing?

You can set the proxy settings for each IAP from the Connectivity
Control Panel applet (Control Panel > Connectivity > Connections >
Edit > 3*Next > Advanced). 

> I should also add that this proxy needs to use authentication.

Unfortunately proxy authentication isn't supported.

Kalle Valo

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