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ntp question

iambluegary
Advisor

ntp question

i have started ntp use this:
/sbin/init.d/xntpd start

but when i use ntpq -p to check,i found that:
ntpq: read: Can't assign requested address

what does this message mean,and what should i do ?

help ,help,help :-)
3 REPLIES
Trond Haugen
Honored Contributor

Re: ntp question

This could be caused by a problem in PHNE_19116.
Removing it or installing a later patch should fix the problem.

Trond
iambluegary
Advisor

Re: ntp question

more specific,ok?
help ,help,help :-)
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: ntp question

It could a couple things..

Your ntp.conf may not be configured properly.
** Make sure IP or name is typed correctly in file **

You already have ntp daemon running and your trying to start another.
** Stop/Restart daemon
/sbin/init.d/xntpd stop
/sbin/init.d/xntpd start

You may be running some software (like TimeMacine) that is conflicting and needs to be stopped.

Or lastly, there actually is no ntp daemon running when you check using ps -ef command, and you are unable to start the daemon.
** Something has got hung, and I would guess only a reboot will clear it. After reboot, check first if it came up (if you set it in your startups..) or manually start the daemon with command above **

Just a few things to try..
Rit