[ntp:questions] 2nd try: error: sendto(x.x.x.x): Bad file descriptor ?

wasimm wm1601 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 11 06:37:24 UTC 2011


Hi,

Help, please.

When I try to start 'ntpd' on a netbsd system, I get 
'sendto(32.33.33.1): Bad file descriptor' error message
and the ntpd daemon does not start.
A search on the internet tells that this kind of error message 
is seen if there is an existing ntpd daemon is running and the
use is starting another daemon. But I did not have any daemon running prior to my execution of the ntpd command.

I have the following entry in my /etc/ntp.conf

server 32.33.33.1
restrict 127.0.0.1

The command I used is:

# ./ntpd -c /etc/ntp.conf
# Jul  9 07:18:28 Ericsson ntpd[981]: sendto(32.33.33.1): Bad file descriptor

Here is the debug log of the 'ntpd' I tried to run.
Debug log of ntpd
-----------------

Jul  9 07:18:27 ntpd[981]: ntpd 4.2.0-r Fri Jun 17 14:21:33 PDT 2011 (1)
Jul  9 07:18:27 ntpd[981]: precision = 1.000 usec
Jul  9 07:18:27 ntpd[981]: kernel time sync status 0040
Jul  9 07:18:28 Ericsson ntpd[981]: sendto(32.33.33.1): Bad file descriptor

thanx,
--wasim





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