Re: dhcpd: how to quiet DHCPREQUEST in logs
Bill Moseley, 2002-Dec-29 10:44 -0800:
> Running a few dhcp clients ends up generating a lot of DHCPREQUEST
> messages. I'm not clear how to set the interval that the client sends
> those requests. I looked at man dhclient.conf but didn't see the
> setting. I tried setting a "retry" but that was not it.
> In my server I've got
> default-lease-time 600;
> but the DHCPREQEST messages are sent from the client every five minutes so
> I think that's not it either.
> Anyone know what setting to adjust?
The default lease time is in seconds, so 600 is 5 minutes. That's why
the clients make a new request every 5 minutes. Change that number to
something larger and the requests will match that time. I use 32400,
which is 9 hours.
> I wouldn't mind removing the messages -- It's an internal LAN so I don't
> really care about the clients renewing. Is there a way with syslog.conf
> to complete remove them if I wanted to?
There's no way in syslog, but if you use syslog-ng, you can filter out
those messages and send them to their own log file or not log them at
Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian Admin and User