dhcp status apps

Alex Moen alexm at ndtel.com
Fri Jan 4 21:22:40 UTC 2008

J E wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2008, at 3:01 PM, Alex Moen wrote:
>> > > Subject: Re: dhcp status apps
>> > > From: chris_cox at stercomm.com
>> > > I'm curious.  What is it missing?  You say it's "not complete"
> Actually, the author pretty much says it:   "That doesn't mean that 
> DHCPStatus will display any of the new features, it just means that at 
> least it won't crash on you with a syntax error."  I'm just taking his 
> word for it at this point.  :)
>> One thing that DHCPStatus is missing (very important, imho) is the 
>> ability to process "include" statements.  We are running more than 250 
>> subnets, and are using include statements in our dhcpd.conf that allow 
>> us to split up the conf into manageable files.  DHCPStatus does not 
>> include the included configs, so it is kind of useless in this sense.  
>> I am looking at the code to see if it is easy to modify, but I am not 
>> a perlmonger by any means so I don't hold much hope!  :)
>> Alex
> Good to know - we make HEAVY use of includes. 47 of them currently with 
> more to come as I break out the config completely.  This was the sort of 
> thing I was hoping to suss out before installing it. We also make use of 
> pools and bootp, something the author mentions as not supported. Don't 
> remember if they are v3 specific (haven't used v2 in a long time), but 
> we also use classes/subclasses and probably a few options that it won't 
> like.
> Thanks!
> jef

One thing that I do notice is that this script uses a "comment" line in the subnet definition to describe the subnet that it finds.  However, I have 
tried adding a comment line to a working subnet and the server reports that as an error.  Is the comment line something that went away after version 3 
came out?  Or am I just doing it improperly?

I added:

comment Subnet-comment;

between the subnet line and the pool line.


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