SUMMARY: xntpd problem

From: V. Q. Hoang (
Date: Fri Nov 06 1998 - 13:25:04 CST

I got it working again by using IP addresses instead of
hostnames in ntp.conf (server entries). I still have no
ideas why that makes any differences. The nscd hosts cache
is disabled so there should be no cache. I still get the
'clnt_dg_create: out of memory' messages but that doesn't
seem to affect anything.

Thanks to
 Sanjaya Srivastava <Sanjaya.Srivastava@Eng.Sun.COM> (Michael Wang)
for helping out.

Viet Hoang

Original message
=> Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 10:43:02 -0700

=> A machine name was mistakenly added to our NIS hosts map
=> with an IP address of This somehow broke our
=> ntp setup. We took out the entry, rebuilt the maps and
=> pushed them. On 1 machine, we got xntpd to work again
=> by stop & restart nscd & xntpd. On another machine,
=> this would not fix it, here's the error message
=> # ntptrace
=> localhost: stratum 16, offset 0.000093, synch distance 1.10953
=> *Timeout*
=> Does xntpd keep a cache of server addresses somewhere
=> that needs to be cleared out? The machines are E5000's
=> running Solaris 2.6 with the recommended patches.

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