dhcp status apps

Aaron Holtz aholtz at bright.net
Fri Jan 4 21:12:36 UTC 2008

If you want utilization of pools and such then you need to look into tools 
that use the omapi libraries.

Using the OMAPI::DHCP perl module works good if you can get everything 
compiled and setup.  There is a sample script here:
that will parse your conf file and spit out pool utilization and such. 

Aaron Holtz <aholtz at bright.net>
Com Net Inc.
UNIX Systems Administration/Network Operations
"It's not broken, it just lacks duct tape."

On Jan 4, Alex Moen molded the electrons to say....

>Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 14:07:27 -0600
>From: Alex Moen <alexm at ndtel.com>
>Reply-To: dhcp-users at isc.org
>To: dhcp-users at isc.org
>Subject: Re: dhcp status apps
> a.bell.is.a.cup. until.it.is.struck wrote:
>> 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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> Forgive me if I am wrong, but I think chris is looking for a tool to help
> display and analyze his usage of pools and such, not to help configure his DHCP
> server.  FWIW, I am also interested in this type of tool, but have not been
> able to find one that works well.
> Alex

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