ntpd -q retry timeout

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Wed Aug 25 21:05:28 UTC 2010


A note on the advisability of using ntpd's -q option from /dev/console, a 
context in which ctrl-c doesn't work:

# ntpd -nq -p north-america.pool.ntp.org
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
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ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable
ntpd: send failed: Network is unreachable

This was the point at which I came back and rebooted the machine.

Rob
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