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Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:19:31 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: ntpd terminates right after starting

On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 07:14:56AM +0100, Bernhard Fischer wrote:
> Someone mailed problems with openntp last Dez.

Those were not "real" problems.  Some log file messages were confusing,
that's all.

> Now i am in the same
> situation. Right after starting the daemon the forked child terminates
> and that's it. Strace does not show me any usefull hints (socketpair()
> is suspected for me to fail in this situation?).
> The very strange thing is: i do have 2 machines (mostly the same
> hardware and package releases) and only on one of them i can startup
> ntpd.

Now this does sound like a real problem.  Please place your strace
output on a private URL and post that.  We'll have a look.


Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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