NTP: Driving Me Nuts
dmarshall at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 06:37:31 GMT 2005
I'm having an awful time trying to get NTP working on some new servers.
Consider three machines:
jeffy: my home machine, runs 5.4 with a very sleek kernel, sits behind a router.
web1: one of the new servers, running 5.4-p2 with a kernel
configuration that *only* has options INET6 commented out:
root at web1# diff GENERIC WEB
< ident GENERIC
> ident WEB
< options INET6 # IPv6 communications protocols
> #options INET6 # IPv6 communications protocols
web2: another of the new servers, running 5.4 with GENERIC
All three have the same /etc/ntp.conf:
All, of course, have ntpd_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf
Here are the relevant lines from the log when I run /etc/rc.d/ntpd
start, after making sure it is stopped, of course. When any of them
is stopped "netstat -n | fgrep 123" yields no lines.
Jun 11 23:24:53 jeffy ntpd: ntpd 4.2.0-a Mon May 9 15:42:44 PDT 2005 (1)
Jun 11 23:24:53 jeffy ntpd: no IPv6 interfaces found
Jun 12 02:28:23 web1 ntpd: ntpd 4.2.0-a Sun Jun 12 00:46:05 EDT 2005 (1)
Jun 12 02:28:23 web1 ntpd: no IPv6 interfaces found
Jun 12 02:28:23 web1 ntpd: bind() fd 6, family 2, port 123, addr
0.0.0.0, in_classd=0 flags=8 fails: Address already in use
Jun 12 02:24:28 web2 ntpd: ntpd 4.2.0-a Sun May 8 06:01:21 UTC 2005 (1)
Jun 12 02:24:28 web2 ntpd: bind() fd 9, family 2, port 123,
addr 0.0.0.0, in_classd=0 flags=8 fails: Address already in use
'ntpq -p' on jeffy returns a normal looking ntpq result. 'ntpq -p' on
either web1 or web2 eventually times out. However, if I put a
"restrict" into their ntp.conf I get something like
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
hickory.cc.colu .INIT. 16 u - 64 0 0.000 0.000 4000.00
that never changes, even after several hours.
I've read a lot of similar problem reports, but none of them ever seem
to have a definitive answer.
Can anyone help? I'm really mystified.
The only thing I have left to try is that I have noticed that jeffy
has NO_INET6 = true set in /etc/make.conf, whereas web1 does not have
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