How to check dhcpd status?

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Tue Jun 23 14:41:48 UTC 2009

We use NAGIOS to check the status using check_dhcping.  It's helped out
several times where the process was running and receiving requests, but
because of some iptables mangling, wasn't returning a response.




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[mailto:dhcp-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of michael kapelko
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:36 AM
To: Users of ISC DHCP
Subject: How to check dhcpd status?


So far I could think of 2 options:

1) check if daemon process is on;

2) check the timestamp of dchpd lease file.

But lease file may be empty when no leases given.

Any better way of doing it?


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