Problem with NTPD

Jon Radel jon at
Tue Mar 26 13:26:00 UTC 2019

> On Mar 26, 2019, at 8:47 AM, Carmel NY <carmel_ny at> wrote:
> I awoke this morning to find that neither NTPD or portsnap were working
> correctly. Error message from NTPD:
> Mar 26 07:43:34 scorpio ntpd[66279]: error resolving pool
> hostname nor servname provided, or not known (8) 
> And this one from portsnap:
> Looking up mirrors... none found.                          
> Fetching snapshot tag from failed.                      
> No mirrors remaining, giving up

Start by troubleshooting the DNS resolver(s) mentioned in /etc/resolv.conf. Your DNS lookups are failing. 

> I am trying to figure out if this is a localized problem.


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