Subject: Re: ntpd dumping core on restart
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/05/2005 16:56:20
In message <>, Christos Zoulas writes:
>On Apr 5,  4:47pm, ("Steven M. Bellovin") wrote:
>-- Subject: Re: ntpd dumping core on restart
>| >Hmm, ok. Try commenting out the get/setrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK) calls
>| >in /usr/src/dist/ntp/ntpd/ntpd.c. It could be running out of stack...
>| >
>| That seems to work.  I'm still at a loss to explain why ntpd fires 
>| up at boot time, but not thereafter.
>Because the nameserver returns fewer/different results when it starts
>up because it times out?

Mmm, could be.  In fact, in the past I've had to do strange and 
wondrous magic to make things pause after starting bind so that ntpdate 
could resolve things properly.

Anyway -- many thanks.

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,