lease file parsing

Randall C Grimshaw rgrimsha at
Fri Sep 28 17:17:54 UTC 2007

The feature that I would like to request is the ability to name pools so
that they are consistently identifiable in the lease-balance log

In this way a syslog scanner can monitor for low pool situations,
provide time based statistics, etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: dhcp-users-bounce at [mailto:dhcp-users-bounce at] On
Behalf Of Carlos Vicente
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 12:21 PM
To: dhcp-users at
Subject: Re: lease file parsing

Elliot Finley wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing a script to give me some stats on my leases.  I've found
> that there are no leases marked abandoned but I've found that there
> are IPs that aren't in the lease file at all (that are in my
> configured ranges).  If an IP is not in the lease file, is it
> considered abandoned?
> Elliot
Not trying to answer your question, but I recently wrote a Perl module
for parsing dhcpd.leases files:

It'd be nice to know if anyone else finds it useful.



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