[ntp:questions] RC freezes at startup

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon May 8 03:26:33 UTC 2006


Serge Bets wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I compiled ntp-dev-4.2.1p247-RC on a Linux Debian Woody where
> ntp-4.2.0b-rc1 runs OK. At startup, the daemon soon freezes: No reply to
> any requests, and nothing more in syslog (past the first startup
> messages). When started with -d, the daemon repeatably shows normal
> startup lines, until the 1st network packet is received. At this precise
> moment begins a fast never ending storm of this repeated line:
> 
> | receive: at 3 192.168.7.10<-192.168.7.5 mode 4 code 1 auth 0
> 

Please try with -D2 and not just -d. It should print out more
information. If it is what I think then you are just looping through the
same thing over and over again and you never get out.

Danny

> The storm is virtual, though: The network saw one packet only.
> 192.168.7.5 is a server declared iburst in ntp.conf. If removed, the
> storm will start with another packet, perhaps a peer:
> 
> | receive: at 14 192.168.7.10<-192.168.7.3 mode 1 code 1 keyid 00000001 len 48 mac 20 auth 1
> 
> Or sometimes 2 lines are repeated:
> 
> | receive: at 5 192.168.7.10<-192.168.7.13 mode 3 code 3 auth 0
> | transmit: at 5 192.168.7.10->192.168.7.13 mode 4
> 
> Back to RC1 restores normal operations.
> 
> 
> Serge.




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