no logs

Roberto Greiner mrgreiner at
Mon Oct 30 12:42:13 UTC 2006


I've installed isc-dhcpd recently, but did something wrong. The server
is working properly, assigning IP addresses to clients, but for some
reason no log is beeing generated at all. The only reason I'm sure the
server is working properly is because tshark did show that the packets
are getting in and out as expected. The only messages that the deamon
generated at all in /var/logl/messages where the following:

dhcpd: Abandoning IP address pinged before offer

These messages where generated only in the beggining, probably because
many clients still had addresses assigned by the previous server. To see
if it was some problem with firewall blocking the messages to the syslog
deamon, I tried disabling the firewall completely with 'pfctl -d', but
still didn't get any log.

Can somebody help me find out what's wrong?

Here is the data about my install:
OS: FreeBSD 6.1
ISC-DHCPd version 3.0.3
The machine has two ethernet boards. One with a valid IP address (bge0),
the other inside the NATed network (bge1), where it is assigning the

config file:
option domain-name "domain.xxxx.xxxx";
default-lease-time 7200;
max-lease-time 86400;
log-facility local7;
ddns-update-style none;
subnet netmask {
        option routers;
        option domain-name-servers;
        default-lease-time 7200;
        max-lease-time 86400;

In the syslog file I added the following line:
local7.*                                        /var/log/dhcpd.log

Syslog was properly restarted after that, but no data at all is beeing
entered on the above file. I tried creating the file with touch, but
without results.

In rc.conf I addesd the following lines:

The bge1 interface, has the following configuration in rc.conf:
ifconfig_bge1="inet  netmask"
ifconfig_bge1_alias0="inet  netmask"

Thank you for your help,

Marcos Roberto Greiner

|                     Marcos Roberto Greiner                        | 
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