[ntp:questions] ntp stops running

Ali Nikzad nikzad.a at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 21:18:43 UTC 2012

Thank you.
This is the error message :

unable to bind to wildcard address - another process may be running

So, can't we use "ntpd -p /var/run/ntpd.pid" with ntpd -g ?
even after I do a reboot, without using "ntpd -g" and after applying the
pID file, ntp will be stoped.


On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:

> Ali Nikzad writes:
> > The ntp service stops running after I use this command: "ntpd -p
> > /var/run/ntpd.pid"
> > What the problem can be?
> Check your syslog output.
> I suspect you want to use the -g flag for the initial startup, at least.
> Please see http://support.ntp.org/Support/StartingNTP4 for more
> information.
> --
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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