can't assign requested address with ntpd on 5-STABLE

Doug White dwhite at
Sun May 22 12:25:35 PDT 2005

On Sun, 22 May 2005, Richard Coleman wrote:

> On 5-STABLE, when I try to start ntpd, I get the following error: bind()
> fd 7, family 28, port 123, addr fe80:1::2a0:c9ff:fec8:ea25,
> in6_is_addr_multicast=0 flags=0 fails: Can't assign requested address
> I've used netstat to check and nothing else is on that port (other than
> sshd, there is nothing else on the box).

This is normal; its trying to bind to the ipv6 address and you probably
don't have one defined or have ipv6 disabled. It can be safely ignored. I
think on later -STABLE its been disabled.

Unless you _want_ to bind to the v6 address :)

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