Bug 4776 - Quantity of syslogs from dhcpd drives me insane
Summary: Quantity of syslogs from dhcpd drives me insane
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.mhn.org/~graham/dhcpd
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-30 06:18 UTC by Graham Mainwaring
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 21:39:00 UTC

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Description Graham Mainwaring 1999-08-30 06:18:07 UTC
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 05:31:59 UTC
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

Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-02-15 21:39:59 UTC
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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