dhcp status apps

a.bell.is.a.cup. until.it.is.struck a_bell_is_a_cup_until_it_is_struck at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 4 19:44:19 UTC 2008

Webmin can be good if your networks aren't huge (or if you're OK with changing the display to "list" and wading through it, even with large nets it can be quite usable.) bonus: web accessible, so no apps to install and lets you clear out leases one by one or in groups/nets. Also, it'll work with ISC's DHCP/BIND pretty much right out of the box.

You may also want to look at http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/dhcpweb.htm -- of these I found Maintain to be the most "complete" but caveat emptor: the DNS component of it is centered around djbdns. Which is a bonus if you're using that, I guess, since there are fewer GUIs for that. Dixie and Sauron look neat, but have not been updated in a dog's age (or weren't when I last checked a year ago).

gDHCPDadmin is promising but I have not used it: 

I would recommend you try out Webmin first; it's not shiny and pretty, but it's quick, convenient and not unnecessarily complex. 

a bell is a cup . . . until it is struck

> Subject: Re: dhcp status apps
> From: chris_cox at stercomm.com
> To: dhcp-users at isc.org
> Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 13:16:21 -0600
> On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 11:25 -0500, J E wrote:
> > Recently a recommendation was given on the list for dhcpstatus ( http://dhcpstatus.sourceforge.net/ 
> >   )by Glenn S. as a way to take a nicer look at leases, etc. And while  
> > it does seem to offer a nice view of some things, the project hasn't  
> > been touched in about 6 years. So v.3 support is minimal, and not  
> > complete - and of course there is no mention of v.4.
> I'm curious.  What is it missing?  You say it's "not complete".
> Just curious.  We use it it here.  We also wrote some stuff to web
> display our DNS.
> > 
> > Can anyone give some recommendations for other products that may have  
> > similar, or even better features than dhcpstatus? I've checked the  
> > list archive, and done some googling but not seeing much that isn't  
> > part of some much larger project, tied into DDNS capabilities, etc.  
> > Free is best, but pay solutions may be OK too :)
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > jef

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