Bug 72012 - graceful failure on bad NTP servers
graceful failure on bad NTP servers
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
: 72109 72268 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 67218
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Reported: 2002-08-20 14:38 EDT by Jack Neely
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-26 12:12:21 EDT
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Description Jack Neely 2002-08-20 14:38:23 EDT
Description of Problem:
If you point first boot at an NTP server that doesn't exist it hangs.  There
doesn't seem to be a way to get firstboot to respond again.  Seems like
terrapin.csc.ncsu.edu doesn't exist right now.  Its also more than possible I
didn't wait until the TCP timeout occured, however, firstboot should come back
with an error in a reasonable amount of time.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. start first boot
2. at NTP configuration point it a terrapin
3. click forward
Comment 1 Jack Neely 2002-08-20 14:49:43 EDT
I thought this was a different issue but its related.  When this bug occures and
I kill X with ctrl+alt+backspace the init script does not detect this.  It just
waits.  Using ctrl+alt+del to reboot and rerun firstboot seems the only way out.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-08-22 15:43:53 EDT
*** Bug 72268 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-08-26 12:12:14 EDT
redhat-config-date should now raise a dialog if the NTP server cannot be
contacted and give you a chance to pick a different server.

QA, please verify in redhat-config-date-1.5.2-5.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2002-09-03 23:28:17 EDT
Fix confirmed with redhat-config-date-1.5.2-9.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2002-09-03 23:29:06 EDT
*** Bug 72109 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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