Bug 4776 - Quantity of syslogs from dhcpd drives me insane
Quantity of syslogs from dhcpd drives me insane
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
http://www.mhn.org/~graham/dhcpd
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Reported: 1999-08-30 02:18 EDT by Graham Mainwaring
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 16:39:00 EST
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Description Graham Mainwaring 1999-08-30 02:18:07 EDT
As the number of DHCP clients served by a dhcpd instance
increases, the size of the syslog tends towards infinity,
since every single client request is logged. This might be
useful for debugging purposes, but it needs to be possible
to turn it off. I have patched dhcpd for this purpose and
have run it on my system for a couple days, but it has
received no wider testing than that. See the referenced URL.

I would like to suggest that the reduced logging mode be
made the default, as it is for all other packages. Imagine
if httpd or named were to try to log each and every
transaction they perform with a client...
Comment 1 Graham Mainwaring 1999-09-08 01:31:59 EDT
I entered a URL into the URL field, but it doesn't seem to show up in
the bug listing. The referenced URL was meant to be
http://www.mhn.org/~graham/linux/dhcpd.html.
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-02-15 16:39:59 EST
This patch should be sent to the dhcpd maintainers at ISC. If they accept
it, we'll certainly change Red Hat to use the new option by default. Please let
us know what happens.

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