DHCP Server Offline.

Paul Hamilton paulh at bdug.org.au
Sun Jul 17 03:56:22 GMT 2005

The du command is your friend.  Have a look at 'man du'

Maybe something like:  du -d2 /var



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Stephan Weaver
Sent: Friday, 15 July 2005 10:25 PM
To: ean at hedron.org; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: DHCP Server Offline.

I Found out the Problem,
The /var partation is full.
How do i find out where is taking up all the space?


>From: Ean Kingston <ean at hedron.org>
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>CC: stephanweaver at hotmail.com
>Subject: Re: DHCP Server Offline.
>Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 10:18:09 -0400
>On July 15, 2005 10:11 am, Stephan Weaver wrote:
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > I have a Stand Alone FreeBSD Firewall / Nat / Dhcp Server. 
> > Everything seems to work fine, up until this morning. Users seem to 
> > complain they could not get on the network anymore.
> >
> > Further investigation revealed the dhcp server could not be 
> > contacted. Further more, only some of the users were online. I am 
> > guessing that these clients who were online had an ip address from
> > dhcp server at a previous time and the lease didnt expire as yet. 
> > And users who were not online, the lease expired and attempted to
> > the dhcp server and failed.
> >
> > I Would appreciate any help or suggestions.
>Set the lease expire time to at least 5 days (7 to 10 is better) and 
>the renewal time to between 4 and 12 hours.
>Then setup a dhcp monitoring process that will alert you if it fails to 
>address or renewal.
>Make sure you have more addresses available than you ever expect to 
>I go with 50% more. I've known some admins that want at least double.
> > Like what to do in the future incase this happens again.
>Setup 2 dhcp servers on the network. If one fails, the other will 
>hopefully continue to serve addresses. Monitor this one as well.
> > I Would like to find out what had happened.
>Start reading logs.
> > The last thing that i had done to the server was setup, configure 
> > and install 'ntop'; dont know if this would cause a problem.
> >
> > Thank you in advance.
> > Stephan Weaver
> >
> > P.S. Please reply to my Directly at @ stephanweaver at hotmail.com
>Ean Kingston
>E-Mail: ean AT hedron DOT org
>URL: http://www.hedron.org/
>I am currently looking for work. If you need competent system/network
>administration please feel free to contact me directly.

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