Re: What is my router trying to tell me?

From: claudel (claudel_at_bolt.sonic.net)
Date: 06/14/05


Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 19:16:03 GMT

In article <42af297e.29199819@News.Individual.NET>,
Gerard Bok <bok118@zonnet.nl> wrote:
>On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 16:53:21 GMT, claudel@bolt.sonic.net
>(claudel) wrote:
>
>>In article <NSwre.9112$q46.7016@newsfe1-win.ntli.net>,
>>Paul H <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
>>>Not sure if this is OT because I don't know what is happening!
>>>
>>>Every day my router log is full up with the following, What does it all
>>>mean?
>>>
>>>14 June 2005 08:39:54 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:24:55 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:25:26 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:25:26 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:25:57 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:25:57 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:26:28 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:26:28 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:26:59 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:26:59 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:27:30 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:27:30 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:28:01 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:28:01 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:28:32 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:28:32 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>>>14 June 2005 08:29:03 DHCP:renew
>>>14 June 2005 08:29:03 DHCP:ack(DOL=60,T1=30,T2=53)
>
>>It's telling you that your IP information is periodically being renewed.
>>
>
>If that is the only cause, the router is telling you that 60
>seconds is a pretty short lease :-)
>
>If the OP does not know what this report is telling him, it is
>not likely that he has modified the leasetime to be 60 seconds.
>
>If I found this log on my network, I would investigate it too!
>

True, but I'd suspect a misconfiguration before malice...

Claude