Now it is ntpd that can't find anything

jekillen jekillen at
Wed Oct 31 19:55:06 PDT 2007

On Oct 30, 2007, at 10:49 PM, Olivier Nicole wrote:

> Jeff,
>> I set up ntpd on FreeBSD 6.2 and am getting complaints from ntpd that
>> there is no route to such and such address. It gives what appears to  
>> be
>> an interface card address.
> As a general rule, please copy/paste the error message.
>> The
>> rest respond without hesitation, both to dig and ping.
> The time server is not reponding to dig per se. Dig is a command to
> resolve a name into an IP, so that is your DNS server that is
> responding to dig.
Yes, I know, my message said it was complaining about what appear to
be arp addresses ( I think they are also referred to as MAC addresses)
I will try to reproduce an error message if I can get one to come up  
Last night I edited ntp.conf to comment out a time server that was not
responding to pings but did turn up a dig response. The ntpd did give
me these messages, so just to get it out of my hair for a while I killed
it. Some time later I restarted it with the command line presented in
the FBSD handbook telling how to start the server. It did not give me
anymore problems.
Another poster requested I send the output from  "ntpq -p".

ntpq -p
      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset   
  2610:1f8:d8:2:2 .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000  
  2001:4830:1210: .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000  
  hydrogen.cert.u    2 u   10   64    3   13.909  -261.61   
  pubts2-sj.witim     2 u    8   64    3   20.023  -256.60   

Here are the console messages:
ntpd (706) send to(2610:1f8:d8:2:216:cbff:fea3:4b2e:) no route to host
   "       "         "       (2001:4830:1210:0;280:10ff:fe00:48b9)   "
  #are these ipv6 addresses? Or are they expecting authentication and
refusing connections?
Thanks for the responses:
Jeff K

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