Watchdog for dhcpd

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Tue Sep 5 14:20:48 UTC 2006

>Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:35:15 -0300
>From: Marcos Iuato <iuato at>
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: Watchdog for dhcpd
>I was looking for a watchdog to restart the dhcpd when it stops to 
>respond or are stoped.
>Does anyone knows a watchdog to indicate for this purpose?
Two thoughts come to mind

There was a posting in the last month or so about a program 'dhcpping'
available from

I haven't looked at this yet, so I can't comment on how suitable it might be.

The second way would be to use omapi (try man omapi, and man omshell)
to see if you can connect to the runing dhcp process.

Some simple scripting using either of the above methods to detect
non-response should be workable.

As a general comment though, I find dhcpd to be super-reliable, in that
it just doesn't stop.

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