Empty ntp and ppp logs



  • I have recently done a fresh install of pfSense 2.0.1. I have noticed my ntp log and ppp log are empty. I expected each to at least contain a startup message from the corresponding application. As shown below ntpd is running and I have an active ppp wan link.

    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(21): ps ax | grep ntp
    48478  ??  SN    0:01.29 ntpd: ntp engine (ntpd)
    54294  ??  SNs    0:00.13 ntpd: [priv] (ntpd)
    31811  0  R+    0:00.01 grep ntp
    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(22): clog /var/log/ntpd.log
    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(24): ifconfig pppoe0
    pppoe0: flags=88d1 <up,pointopoint,running,noarp,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1492
    inet 203.144.23.186 –> 121.50.212.9 netmask 0xffffffff
    inet6 fe80::219:e0ff:fe68:314b%pppoe0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xb
    nd6 options=3 <performnud,accept_rtadv>[2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(27): netstat -r -n -f inet
    Routing tables

    Internet:
    Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire
    default            121.50.212.9      UGS        0    79356 pppoe0
    121.50.212.9      link#11            UH          0    3687 pppoe0
    127.0.0.1          link#7            UH          0      63    lo0
    192.168.1.0/30    link#9            U          0        0 rl0_vl
    192.168.1.2        link#9            UHS        0        0    lo0
    192.168.37.192/28  link#10            U          0  6815550 rl0_vl
    192.168.37.197    link#10            UHS        0        0    lo0
    192.168.211.128/25 link#13            U          0  2689502 bridge
    192.168.211.173    link#13            UHS        0        0    lo0
    203.144.x.x        link#11            UHS        0        0    lo0
    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(28): uptime
    7:48AM  up 10:16, 2 users, load averages: 0.28, 0.19, 0.10
    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(29): clog /var/log/ppp.log
    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(30): netstat -I pppoe0
    Name              Mtu Network      Address              Ipkts Ierrs Idrop    Opkts Oerrs  Coll
    pppoe0            1492 <link#11>128712    0    0    82531    0    0
    pppoe0            1492 203.144.x.x  CPE-203-144-x-x      8048    -    -        0    -    -
    pppoe0            1492 fe80🅱:219:e fe80🅱:219:e0ff:        0    -    -        2    -    -
    [2.0.1-RELEASE][root@pfSense.example.org]/root(31):</link#11></performnud,accept_rtadv></up,pointopoint,running,noarp,simplex,multicast>

    I have the pfSense syslog output directed to a remote syslog server and its log includes entries from ntpd on pfSense:

    Jan 19 06:50:53 pc-00005 ntpd[54294]: adjusting local clock by 0.165931s

    The remote syslog seems entirely devoid of ppp entries from pfSense.



  • i dont think ntp logging has worked since 1.2 days… ppp is loggin info for my 3g modem



  • @Cino:

    ppp is loggin info for my 3g modem

    I wonder if logging in mpd is different for serial ppp and pppoe.

    Looking at examples of the ntpd report to the remote syslog server it seems the facility code in the message is ntpd[54294] (54294 is the pid of the pfSense ntpd). The syslog,conf man page doesn't say anything which would lead me to believe this facility code will match any entry in syslog.conf which appears to expect a facility code of ntpd



  • Same here for NTP for lonnnng time…

    PPP has recently become very anemic...


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