[ntp:questions] Re: NTP looses connection

Frank Dohrmann f.dohrmann at arcor.de
Sun Oct 31 11:50:58 UTC 2004

Brad Knowles wrote:
>     Sorry, I have been informed that I was not correct when I said this.
>     If you use a DSL router, you don't need to stop and restart ntpd or 
> do anything to your associations.  Since the local IP address should not 
> have changed, when the connectivity is restored then the daemon should 
> automatically pick up where it left off.

The box that runs ntpd acutally _is_ my DSL router. I placed a restart 
of ntpd into my ip-up script and after watching this for some days I can 
say that this solves my problem.

However, although I don´t have a clue how ntpd is coded or how network 
communication is done at all, I find this fairly strange. Why do I have 
to restart the application if the underlying network connection gets 
lost for some seconds? Aren´t we talking about different osi layers that 
should be independent?

Besides, I can hardly imagine to be the only guy using ntpd on a linux 
box that works as a router to a dial-in network. In fact, if the 
changing ip is the cause of my problem, I would expect this problem to 
be fairly common.

Nevertheless, thanks a lot for your help!

Kind regards,

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