[ntp:questions] Re: beginner needs help: ntpdate says "Server dropped: strata too high"

Ronan Flood ronan at noc.ulcc.ac.uk
Thu Feb 10 15:47:13 UTC 2005

ramb at sonic.net wrote:

> I have a gps clock connected to one machine (m1).
> On m1 ntpq -p m1 returns:
>      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
> ==============================================================================
>  GPS_NMEA(0)     .GPS.            0 l    -   64    0    0.000    0.000 4000.00
> For reference here is m1's /etc/ntp.conf:
>   server
>   logconfig +clockall

The output from ntpq shows that ntpd is not getting any input from your
GPS receiver.  The reach should not be 0 and the first character on the
line should be * -- might take a few minutes to get there.  If it
stays as it is above, you have a problem with your clock/serial line.

> I'm trying to use ntpdate on another machine (m2) to sync
> its clock with m1.

Won't work because m1 is not synched to anything.

                      Ronan Flood <R.Flood at noc.ulcc.ac.uk>
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             Network Services, University of London Computer Centre
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