dhcpd.leases file is growing out of control after upgrade

Scott Baker bakers at canbytel.com
Mon Aug 5 17:10:58 UTC 2013

On 08/05/2013 10:05 AM, Steven Carr wrote:
> The directory will need to be writeable by DHCPD otherwise it wont be
> able to swap the files out. I would guess that on startup it does a
> different type of cleanup which doesn't need to swap the files, or
> runs as root initially so it has access.

I just confirmed that on my previous installation (Fedora 14), the
permissions were the same. I didn't have the problem with my previous
installation.  I'm guessing it's either:

#1) Not trying to do the clean up


#2) It's trying to do the clean up, and failing for some unknown reason

Checking the logs I don't see anything about it trying to do clean up.
The process starts and stops just fine. If there is something wrong with
the process it's not indicated in the logs.

Scott Baker - Canby Telcom
System Administrator - RHCE - 503.266.8253

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