A tale of two nameservers - resolution problems

John Miller johnmill at brandeis.edu
Tue Sep 1 14:28:46 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
> On 09/01/2015 09:20 AM, John Miller wrote:
>> If you check pcap, logs, etc., is the server's following delegation
>> for 0.centos.pool.ntp.org? Where do outbound packets stop?
> I don't believe this and I have some serious problems.
> Part of my challenge is I am running the new server on an armv7 board that
> does not have a rtc.  So when the system boots, the time is jan 1 1970.  The
> first thing you want to run is ntp to set the time, but requires named
> running and resolving.
> For the 'fun' of it, I used 'date' to set the time to now, and then no
> problem resolving 0.centos.pool.ntp.org.  So there is something about that
> resolution that does not like the early date.
> So I am caught in a time bind here!
> Is there anyway to get bind not to be particular about system time at first?

Hopefully this isn't a production server... rtc's kind of important
;-)  I'll ditto here and say: static /etc/hosts entries or static IPs
in ntp.conf.


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