[ntp:questions] network interfaces for ntpd

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Mar 1 17:37:07 UTC 2006


Deephay wrote:
> Greetings all,
> 
>   I am currently using ntpd to adjust the system time for my
> computer, but I have a problem here.
>   I am using PPPoE to connect to the internet, and the connection
> will be automatically established during the booting, the ntpd
> service (which is automatically started up later), however, will 
> not listening to the ppp0 interface, it will only listen to eth0.
> If I kill the ntpd service and restart it again after login, it
> will then listen to the ppp0 interface correctly. Anyone can help
> me to resovle this? thx!
> 
> Deephay
> 

This will be fixed after 4.2.1 is released. You appear to be starting
ntpd before the PPP interface is up so it doesn't see it. In addition
you may well get different IP addresses from time to time on the PPP
interface as the DHCP lease expires and you obtain a new lease.

Danny



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