[ntp:questions] Re: Host found message incorrect

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Mon Jan 12 12:55:11 UTC 2004


"Mike Robinson" <mjr at rawlinsons.com.au> wrote in message news:<mailman.26.1073863424.1757.questions at ntp.org>...
> I'm running ntp-4.2.0 on several hosts. This morning I rebooted a host whil
> e it wasn't connected to the Internet (usually it is connected) and got the
>  following messages:
> ntpd: Synchronizing with time server: Looking for host 203.21.37.18 and ser
> vice ntp
> host found : 203.21.37.18 
> Looking for host 128.184.1.1 and service ntp
> host found : 128.184.1.1
> Looking for host 129.6.15.28 and service ntp
> host found : 129.6.15.28
> Looking for host 129.6.15.29 and service ntp
> host found : 129.6.15.29
> Looking for host 132.163.4.101 and service ntp
> host found : 132.163.4.101
> Looking for host 132.163.4.102 and service ntp
> host found : 132.163.4.102
> Looking for host 192.5.41.40 and service ntp
> host found : 192.5.41.40
> Looking for host 193.67.79.202 and service ntp
> host found : 193.67.79.202
>                                                            [  FAILED  ]
> 
> ntp put the following lines in the system log:
> Jan 12 08:19:44 test ntpdate[767]: no server suitable for synchronization f
> ound
> Jan 12 08:19:44 test ntpd:  failed
> 
> Why is ntp emitting 'host found' messages when the time servers can't be re
> ached?
> 
> MJR


It's doing a DNS lookup. In this case it's not needed as it already has an
IP address. It's a somewhat misleading messsage and should be changed. It
doesn't have anything to do with whether or not it can reach that host or
even if it's up.

Danny



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