[ntp:questions] Re: Starting ntpd with no network
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 24 14:51:35 UTC 2006
Andrew Brooks wrote:
> If I start ntpd at a time when the network is down then it synchronises
> to itself as expected. However when the network connection is finally
> established ntpd does not then start to use the servers which are defined
> in ntp.conf. I'm using a recent Mandriva (10.1) which is ntp-4.2.0-10mdk,
> is this a bug in ntpd or Mandriva?
Do you specify DNS addresses or numeric IP addresses in your server
I believe that if a DNS lookup fails, it is not retried. If you specify
the numeric address, it will be retried first at the minimum poll
interval and ramp up to the maximum poll interval.
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