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I use dhcp3-server to serve addresses to the 4 enet ports on my gigE card in my linux box. The interfaces are eth1 to eth4 and are addressed 192.168.x.0 whefre x = 1,2,3,4.

How may I get dhcp3-server to tell me the addresses it has assigned and, if possible, the MACs of the devices it sees on one of those networks?

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Check /var/log/messages. – becomingwisest Jan 17 '12 at 17:21

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dhcpd3 uses something called "leases" file where that information is stored, a common path is to find it as /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.leases.

Example output from this file:

lease {
  starts 2 2012/01/17 17:52:37;
  ends 2 2012/01/17 18:02:37;
  binding state active;
  next binding state free;
  hardware ethernet 00:0c:29:79:ff:1b;
  client-hostname "ubuntubox";


Check manual page for the file at:

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Thanks! I finally found the right man page and found this information also. – Wes Miller Jan 18 '12 at 18:29

Generally, any server program such as this would output this information to its log file, normally /var/log/message/<service name>.log or else /var/log/<service name>/*.log

I'm myself using dnsmasq, which gives messages like these:

gong dnsmasq[19510]: DHCPINFORM(eth1) 00:0c:29:0b:0e:15 
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