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

ramb at sonic.net ramb at sonic.net
Thu Feb 10 16:49:01 UTC 2005

Ronan Flood <ronan at noc.ulcc.ac.uk> writes:

> 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.

Wow!! Thank you! Now I know what to work on.


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