Bug 58749 - ntp startup can fail due to dependancies
Summary: ntp startup can fail due to dependancies
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-01-24 01:28 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-24 01:28:43 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-01-24 01:28:38 UTC
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Description of problem:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd is setup to start as S26ntpd.  Nameservice, however, is
not running at that time (S55named).  This is a problem.

Most public NTP servers request (strongly) that you specify them by name and not
IP address.  If you do this on a system that uses a local nameserver then NTP
startup will fail.

This is especially problematic because most networks prefer to put their
reference time server on their DNS server ... which is the exact circumstances
to create this problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  create an ntp.conf that uses names rather than IP addrs in "server" commands
2.  rm /etc/resolv.conf (which causes resolve to default to
3.  reboot system
4.  watch ntp startup puke

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2002-01-24 09:12:47 UTC
fixed in 4.1.0b-1 and later

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