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Old 02-06-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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ntpd time server problem

I am running the ntp daemon on a SuSE 9.0 server, or at least I am ATTEMPTING to run it...

Out of the box install yielded a constant logged error:
/var/lib/ntp/drift/ntp.drift.TEMP: No such file or directory

The server didn't seem to update system time at all. If it did, I surmise I would get the "lost synchronization" message, as I did with SuSE 7.3.

I downloaded the latest version from the ntp site, compiled and installed it. Now I get the following error:

sendto( Bad file descriptor

every ten minutes with the original error (No such file...) interspersed every hour or so.

I can find no reference to the "Bad file descriptor" error on the ntp site, nor in the man pages. And, I DID create /var/lib/ntp/drift/ntp.drift.TEMP, as well as the /var/lib/ntp/drift/ntp.drift file, which apparently was missing from the stock install. SuSE site does recognize ntp not working on 9.0 and alluded to a fix coming soon, but that was 7 months ago...and still no fix.

Can anybody offer any advice? I am working to complete an install of Slackware on another machine (not an expert here, just wanted a challenge) and could set it up there, but wanted to get it working on the SuSE server, since it is my main SAMBA box.

Thanks for any help



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