Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81564
error from initscript when using hostnames for servers
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:41 EDT
Description of problem:
The initscript gives errors:
ntpd: Removing firewall opening for ntp.demon.co.uk port 123iptables: Bad rule
(does a matching rule exist in that chain?)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use 'server hostname.domain.whatever' in ntp.conf
2. service ntp restart
It could either ignore non-IP entries, or (better) use dig to figure out the IP
addresses for each hostname; in the latter case it needs to start up after named
1. hostnames are not safe and the name server could be down... not reliable.
2. maybe ntpd is not running anymore or your firewall was modified in the meantime
I could direct error messages to /dev/null, but this is not intended..