ntpd startup too early + hangs

Charles R. Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Wed Feb 2 16:10:27 UTC 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 07:59:12AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> Problem is that ntpd is too dumb to know when you have a network connecction and 
> when you don't.  NetworkManager can't be started earlier because dbus & hal 
> aren't started early, because they are installed in /usr and that's not 
> guaranteed to be mounted until somewhere in the middle of the boot process.  
> ntpd needs to be smarter about when it does & does not look for servers based on 
> whether or not there's a connection.

How about switching to OpenNTPD?


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