ntpdate on FreeBSD 8.0

Anh K. Huỳnh xkyanh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 03:34:48 UTC 2009

On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:39:32 -0600
ajtiM <lumiwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> I have new installed FreeBSD 8.0 and in rc.conf I have:
> ntpdate_enable="YES"
> ntpdate_hosts="ntp1.cs.wisc.edu"
> When I boot computer I get a message there are no this host but
> when I run /usr/sbin/ntpdate ntp1.cs.wisc.edu it works.

This is due to DNS problem. Your DNS resolver must work before you run `ntpdate`.

> I had the same in rc.conf on FreeBSD 7.2 and it works all the time.
> All settings on FreeBSD8.0 are the same as I had on 7.2.
> Thanks in advance.

Anh K. Huynh
Homepage: http://viettug.org/

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