Subject: Re: delay needed after started named?
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20040504T122000@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/2004 15:35:26
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" writes:
>email@example.com (Steve Bellovin) writes:
>> I've found that at boot time, ntpdate isn't running properly, because
>> named isn't ready for it. I've found that putting in a few seconds
>> delay before it starts solves the problem. Is there a simpler
>> solution? Am I missing something?
> /etc/hosts ???
>I gave up trying to add delays to allow bind to start. It was easier
>to just append the half-dozen addresses I needed for booting to
>/etc/hosts. It is a bit of a maintenance hassle to keep it in sync
>with the addresses bind finds, but it beats a hung boot or improperly
The particular problem case is us.pool.ntp.org, which selects among a
large set of servers. I suppose I could write a little daemon that
queries for it (and other important servers) after things are booted,
and changes the "static" entries in /etc/hosts...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb