Bug 85944 - ntp daemon not started on unconnected machines
Summary: ntp daemon not started on unconnected machines
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82200
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ntp
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-11 09:45 UTC by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:52:09 UTC

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Description Reuben Thomas 2003-03-11 09:45:40 UTC
Description of problem:

Before /etc/init.d/ntp starts up the ntp server, it tries to run ntpdate. If this fails, it doesn't start the server. Hence, on a machine that doesn't have a permanent internet connection (or more specifically, isn't connected at boot time), the daemon won't be run.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ntp and activate it, then boot on a machine without a net connection
Actual results:

The "synchronizing with time server line" will say "failed" (correctly), and the daemon will not be started.

Expected results:

Immediate synchronisation should fail, but the daemon should still be started, so that when a net connection is made, the time server can be reached and used for synchronisation.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-03-11 12:01:31 UTC
resolved in the latest rawhide versions... thx

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82200 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:52:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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