STUPID NTP laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags



  • how can I bypass this stupid thing



  • You're going to need to give a bit more info than that…


  • Netgate Administrator

    Indeed, helpful question.  ::)

    I assume, from your other questions, you mean the fact that NTPd takes a long time to timeout at boot when you don't have an upstream connection?

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    Indeed, helpful question.  ::)

    I assume, from your other questions, you mean the fact that NTPd takes a long time to timeout at boot when you don't have an upstream connection?

    Steve

    wow I was having a bad day yesterday!!!

    sometimes the ntp takes 3 timeouts, eventhough I have 4 dhcp modems plugged into pfsense…

    sometimes it still cant figure anything out.

    there has to be some way to use the last know time? bios time? any F*k'n random time will work.

    I have it solved now, but this keeps coming up to bite me.



  • This isn't specific to pfSense or even FreeBSD.

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=679537


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes this is a known issue unfortunately and I've not seen anybody work around it in any useful way.
    I have a GPS device attached to a pfSense box here which I guess may help though that usually takes a few minutes to produce enough data that ntpd decides to use it. Maybe that wouldn't be the case if it's only time source.

    I'm guessing that after a long and tiresome struggle yesterday your quoted delay of 30mins might have been an exaggeration!  ;) If not then you really have an issue, I've never seen a delay of more than a few minutes.

    Steve


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