FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE stability?

Mark Felder feld at
Wed Oct 2 00:29:14 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013, at 18:54, other at wrote:
> * I run powerdns recursor for resolution of domain names. Despite 
> having the recursor as being one of the first things
> in rc.conf to start (certainly before ntpdate), ntpdate decides to run 
> before the recursor has started. This causes the lookup of the ntp 
> server
> hostname to fail (using -b ip.ip.ip.ip as a flag to ntpdate rather than 
> a host is a way to work around the issue).

Create in rc script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d that does nothing but set the
REQUIRE and BEFORE fields. You can use that to re-order the startup
scripts. Use the `service` command to see the new startup order --
there's a flag that will give you that output.

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