[ntp:questions] Re: No recovery from connection loss

Darren Dunham ddunham at redwood.taos.com
Fri Jan 23 19:44:54 UTC 2004

Spam Averse <frappe_boy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Spam Averse <frappe_boy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>     sendto( Invalid argument
>>> OK, that's understandable.  The problem, though, is that there seems to
>>> be
>>> no provision for retrying a connection.  Once NTP has detected an
>>> inability
>>> to connect to any other server, it basically stops trying altogether.  It
>>> is nessessary to shutdown then restart NTP to regain its functionality.
>> When you get the connection back, is it with the same address, or does
>> your host IP change?

> It's almost always a different IP address.  The interface is using PPPoE.

That's the issue then.  It's not the temorary loss of connectivity, it's
the loss of the bound IP address.  Restarting the server will have it
rebind to the (new) local address.

The current versions of ntpd do not handle IP address changes

Darren Dunham                                           ddunham at taos.com
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