[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:

> Hello
> 
> 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?
> 
> Andrew

Do you specify DNS addresses or numeric IP addresses in your server 
statements?

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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