Andy Rabagliati andyr at
Tue Nov 15 03:49:33 CST 2005

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, kent wrote:

> Andy Rabagliati wrote:
> >ntpdate running at boot is better (for me) than yet-another-daemon
> >running on my box all the time.
> What to do with ISP:s that blocks externas ntp-server (as University of 
> Lund does) which makes to default ntp-server not work?

I think the ntpdate call is a secret way the Ubuntu team checks on the
popularity of their distribution :-)

Seriously, I also had a problem on hoary (allegedly fixed on breezy)
where a fresh install, when connected to a network but without
routeability, would hang for ever checking security repositories, etc.

So, we need more than a twinkly lights check - perhaps a default route
present, and name services ?

Neither of these, actually, would have fixed my hoary problem, or your
uLund problem, but at least they are quick checks.

Cheers,   Andy!

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