dhclient filling up my logfile. Help needed.
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Sun Jul 13 06:35:45 PDT 2003
Hasse <webmaster at swedehost.com> writes:
> Running FreeBSD 4.8, all files are up to date, cvsuped yesterday, and I'm
> connected to the net via ADSL. Dynamic IP, but hardly ever change.
> dhclient is filling up my /var/log/messages.
> Every 10th minute it makes a new request and logging it.
That's a pretty annoying ISP you've got there.
> I've tried to request a longer lease time in my dhclient.conf without any
> luck, and I've tried to get it to log to another logfile named dhclient,
> resulting in it logging to two files. dhclient and /var/log/messages.
Yep, that's what the !dhclient syntax is for...
> I've tried to talk to my ISP about this problem, without any luck.
> I think most of the computers connected to this network are win-boxes,
> and they don't seem to have this problem. ( Don't log this kind of info )
Right. The ISP is trying to be able to make major changes to their
network without needing to plan ahead for it.
> How can I keep the program from logging all this info ?
> Not really a problem, but very annoying.
What I did was to put all of the user.notice messages into a separate
file from the main log.
Remember to create user.messages first, and to set up some log
rotation for it.
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