DHCP messages bombarding console

John Tabasz (jtabasz) jtabasz at cisco.com
Tue Jun 23 19:57:41 UTC 2009

If I include log-facility local3; in my dhcpd.conf file, that is what
defines local3 as the facility to refer to in syslog.conf right?



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Subject: Re: DHCP messages bombarding console

John Tabasz (jtabasz) wrote:

>My setup is all statically defined leases with no dynamic pool defined 
>at all. Every time a lease goes to renewal state, each client is 
>responded to with a "no free leases" messages. Actually I'm not sure if

>the clients are being responded to or if this message just goes to the 
>console of the dhcp server as well as to syslog.
>What can I do to tell the dhcpd to either omit these messages or 
>redirect to /dev/null, as this is a normal part of our operation.

Change your syslog config to not log messages to the console.

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