Subject: Re: [ntp:hackers] ifconfig if down .. up -> ntpd loses
To: Frank Kardel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Knowles <email@example.com>
Date: 08/16/2005 23:01:14
At 10:48 PM +0200 2005-08-16, Frank Kardel wrote:
> Am I the only one seeing this ? This does not seem right as the
> previous address is gone it doesn't seem to make sense that udp
> endpoints remain stuck on invalid addresses. Not even an error is
> reported in ntpd. Applications seem to be kept in the dark about
> being disconnected from the sane world.
Known problem. I can just about quote the bug from memory now --
I think it's #52. The issue is that ntpd only scans the interfaces
to see which ones to bind to on startup, and doesn't re-scan the
If you search the archives of the firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing list (or the comp.protocols.time.ntp newsgroup), you should
see just about every third post coming up with this same issue.
Anyway, it's a known bug, and will be fixed in the relatively
near future. But maybe not until after 4.2.1 is released (hopefully
within a couple of weeks).
Brad Knowles, <email@example.com>
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