[collectd] ntp-plugin and time.windows.com

Andreas Schulze andreas.schulze at datev.de
Tue Feb 1 15:24:39 CET 2011


just for fun I monitor time.windows.com:

$ grep noselect /etc/ntp.conf
server time.windows.com. noselect

collectd produces logentries:
collectd[27936]: ntpd plugin: getnameinfo failed: Temporary failure in name resolution
( every time the plugin is queried, usualy every 10 seconds )

maybe the unexpexted long answer of the reverse lookup is a reason for the errormessage.
But nice to see, who is a akamai customer ...

$ dig ptr | wc -l

I fixed it by putting ann entrie in the hosts.

$ echo ' time.windows.com' >> /etc/hosts

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