[ntp:questions] Re: ntp execution starts two processes?

Ronan Flood ronan at noc.ulcc.ac.uk
Thu Mar 17 17:12:34 UTC 2005

"Joshua Coombs" <jcoombs at gwi.net> wrote:

> I've installed a dev snapshot of ntpd on a FreeBSD 4.11 box, and noticed
> some odd behavior, when I start the process, I get two processes listed.  I
> can kill the second process and NTP seems fine, kill the first, they both
> die.

ntpd forks a child to do DNS resolution of the server names in ntp.conf,
so that might explain why there could be two, at least temporarily.

> Leave them both running and my time keeping drifts terribly, with a
> pps adjustment rate twice what it normally settles at.

> This is occuring on two separate FreeBSD boxen, both built from the same dev 
> snap.  Should I just try a later dev snap or did I badly misconf something?

Try 4.2.0 maybe?

                      Ronan Flood <R.Flood at noc.ulcc.ac.uk>
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