Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133925
s-c-date doesn't handle multi-homed time servers well
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
Description of problem:
s-c-date converts NTP server names to IPs and as such doesn't work for
multi-homes time servers, even more so if the list of IPs may change
regularly (e.g. pool.ntp.org).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add pool.ntp.org as NTP server
Looking at /etc/ntp.conf, /etc/ntp/step-tickers, s-c-date adds one of
the IPs pool.ntp.org resolves to
s-c-date adds the name of the timeserver which would resolve to a
different one of the "mirrors" on each ntp invocation
Fixed in current Rawhide.