[ntp:questions] NTP will fail once a week

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Feb 15 20:06:33 UTC 2005

At 6:01 PM -0200 2005-02-15, Alain wrote:

>  It happens with a connection that is not pppd, so it is net the
>  same situation. Pppd is not so difficult as it runs a script every
>  times it connescts. It's a reaosanble workaround, but not a very
>  good one...

	It doesn't matter how your server loses the IP address and gets 
issued a new one.  The problem remains.

>  How should I test if ntpd is seeing any server?. This would be even
>  better than testing IP changes.

	Look at the scoreboard output of "ntpq -p".  It should be pretty 
obvious if you've been online for a while and yet all your configured 
servers are still in the ".INIT." state.

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