[ntp:questions] Bad File Descriptor

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Wed Aug 3 12:45:00 UTC 2005


Daniel Rudy wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 	I'm having an issue with ntp 4.2.0-a on FreeBSD 5.4-p4 system.  It
> seems that ntpd is recording bad file descriptor errors in the system
> log.  This seems to happen every 9-10 minutes or so.  I have a copy of
> the logs below as well as my /etc/ntp.conf file.  This has been going on
> for awhile now, and I'm not sure when it started.  Any idea as to what
> is causing this problem?
> 
> 
> ----FILE: /var/log/messages
> Aug  3 03:18:00 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(198.60.22.240): Bad file
> descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:01 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(204.123.2.5): Bad file descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:01 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(207.46.130.100): Bad file
> descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:02 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(198.60.22.240): Bad file
> descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:02 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(18.72.0.3): Bad file descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:03 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(192.36.144.23): Bad file
> descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:03 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(204.123.2.5): Bad file descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:03 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(207.46.130.100): Bad file
> descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:03 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(209.81.9.7): Bad file descriptor
> Aug  3 03:18:04 wildfire ntpd[933]: sendto(198.60.22.240): Bad file
> descriptor
> 
> 
You are probably using DHCP to get your local IP address and it changed. 
You need to restart ntpd. This problem will be fixed at a future date.

Danny



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