[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd kills ppp/pppoe/DSL

r.u ru at vakuum.de
Thu Jun 16 09:29:56 UTC 2005

On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 07:36:17 +0100, David Woolley wrote:

> In article <pan.2005. at vakuum.de>,
> "r.u" <ru at vakuum.de> wrote:
>> router pppd[419]: Terminating on signal 2.
>> # ntpd -n -d -d -d -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
>> addto_syslog: ntpd exiting on signal 2
> Signal 2 is SIGINTR, i.e. a console interrupt (typically ^C or DEL).
> It is not normally issued by ordinary programs, although it can be.
> You have started ntpd in an attached mode.  I don't know how you have
> started pppd, or what shell you are using.
> My guess is that you started pppd in a diagnostic mode, so that it
> was still attached to the console, and simply backgrounded it with
> &.  You are probably using a non-job control shell, so ^C affects
> background jobs (it is issued to a process group, when issued by
> the terminal driver).  You then interrupted your attached ntpd with ^C
> causing collateral damage to the also attached pppd.
> Your best way of running both diagnostically is to run them in separate
> consoles.  You can use nohup if it is supported by your configuration.

Possibly I should have mentioned that I eventually terminated
ntpd using ^C.  Indeed, since I used the "-n" flag (don't fork),
it was running in the foreground.  In a different window I was
monitoring the ppp connection, and when I saw that the ppp
connection had died, there was no point in continuing to run
ntpd, so I killed it.  The point at which ntpd kills my ppp
connection is somewhere much before the termination point.

I included the diagnostic output of ntp because I thought it might
shed some light on it's non-peaceful coexistence with ppp.



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