Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72012
graceful failure on bad NTP servers
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start first boot
2. at NTP configuration point it a terrapin
3. click forward
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.
*** Bug 72268 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
Fix confirmed with redhat-config-date-1.5.2-9.
*** Bug 72109 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***