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Re: /etc/rc.d/ntpdate needs named

On Sat, Nov 09, 2013 at 05:29:20PM -0800, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:07:47 -0800, Harry Waddell writes:
> >As with many services, /etc/rc.d/ntpdate needs named if it's
> >configuration uses servers that need to be resolved, 
> Which is the case in the standard setup - which is good as previously
> noted.
> >but strictly speaking, named is NOT required.
> It is only not required if
> 1/ ntp.conf contains IP's 
> 2/ rc.conf contains IP's in ntpdate_hosts
> 3/ etc/hosts can resolve the names

I think that you should consider 3/ to be:

 3/ the NSS framework can resolve names without named running.

And when stated like this, the easiest answer becomes clear which
is to put another nameserver into /etc/resolv.conf after localhost
which will allow things to work easily on boot.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://Imrryr.ORG/~elric/

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