I have 2 script. Script "A", Script "B". ... If the goal is to see if a lease is either released by the client or times out on the server, then why not just set up an action in dhcpd.conf to email when either of these events take place? If you're not using DDNS, then this should be fairly easy using the 'on release' or 'on expiry' events. -- Brynnen Owen University of Illinois.