[ntp:questions] Is there something with greater detail on "interface" besides the manpage?

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Mon Feb 10 21:46:17 UTC 2014

Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:

> In particular, I have a situation with a system with a Very Large
> (tm) and dynamic number of interfaces, which I think is causing the
> ntpd to become Quite Unhappy (tm) (perhaps running out of
> filedescriptors - 1024 being the current ulimit but that is just a
> guess).  It simply goes "poof" without anything particularly
> descriptive in syslog.

> Anyway, I really don't need/want it trying to listen on > 99% of
> them, but I also have multiple systems whereon the name(s) of the
> interfaces I do want ntpd to listen on may not be the same and a
> Strong Desire (tm) to have the same config file everywhere.  They do
> though share a common prefix and I was wondering if something like
> "interface listen foo*" could be used.  Or, for that matter
> "interface ignore bar*"

One thing I left-out, because it didn't dawn on me to mention it, is
that almost all these interfaces are virtual.  Someone else
pointed-out the -L option, which I have tried with success.

rick jones
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