Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85944
ntp daemon not started on unconnected machines
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:57 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ntp and activate it, then boot on a machine without a net connection
The "synchronizing with time server line" will say "failed" (correctly), and the daemon will not be started.
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.
resolved in the latest rawhide versions... thx
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82200 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.