dhcpd stops logging

Tina Siegenthaler tina at zool.unizh.ch
Mon Dec 18 14:37:05 UTC 2006

Am 06.12.2006 um 19:49 schrieb Tina Siegenthaler:

> Am 06.12.2006 um 12:47 schrieb Glenn Satchell:
>>> To: dhcp-users at isc.org
>>> From: Tina Siegenthaler <tina at zool.unizh.ch>
>>> Subject: dhcpd stops logging
>>> Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 12:03:14 +0100
>>> Hi list
>>> Sometimes, my dhcp server just stops logging, without any reason
>>> (well, at least I found no reason). I'm running dhcpd 3.0.4 on  
>>> Mac OS
>>> X (10.4.8). I added this statement to my dhcpd.conf file:
>>> log-facility local1;
>>> and I added the following line to syslog.conf:
>>> local1.*              /var/log/dhcp.log
>>> Usually, this works fine, but then, all of a sudden, I find that
>>> there are no new log entries made in dhcp.log. I haven't found out
>>> whether it is syslogd that stops accepting the log messages, or
>>> whether dhcpd stops sending them. If I restart both syslogd and
>>> dhcpd, the messages get logged again.
>>> This is rather annoying, since we are supposed to archive all leases
>>> for the last 6 months, and now I sometimes get gaps of some hours in
>>> the log.
>>> Any ideas? I was thinking about restarting syslogd and dhcpd every
>>> hour with cron or so, but this seems rather brute force...
>> Next time it stops, if clients are still able to get an address via
>> DHCP, try restarting only syslog and see if the messages come back.
>> Then try restarting dhcpd if necessary. This is not a common problem,
>> so is more likely to be syslogd.
>> regards,
>> -glenn

OK, I did so and it didn't help. Only after I also restarted dhcpd,  
the log messages were written again. Ideas? It's really annoying.


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