Subject: Re: ntpd fails to establish connection with server
To: Sverre Froyen <>
From: Frank Kardel <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2006 19:14:37
Sverre Froyen wrote:

>On Thursday 15 June 2006 16:52, you wrote:
>>>iwi0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>>>       ssid fesk nwkey *****
>>>       powersave off
>>>       address: 00:0e:35:38:b0:33
>>>       media: IEEE802.11 autoselect
>>>       status: no network
>>>       inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
>>                            ^^^^^^ thats most unusual and could be very
>>well the culprit.
>> is not a valid IP address as it is used for IN_ADDRANY.
>>please pick a real one. or do "ifconfig iwi0 delete"
>That was it.  Deleting the zero address on the unused interface makes ntpd 
>This, however, begs the question what to do about network interfaces that are 
>not being used.  The above interface configuration is the result of a 
>standard boot sequence that uses dhclient.  I suppose I could put something 
>in rc.local to reconfigure unused interfaces, but is seems to me that the 
>regular boot sequence ought to handle this more gracefully.
Could you please send-pr that dhclient issue ? That way we get a
change to look into that.