[ntp:questions] ntpd (4.2.2p1) stays "synchronized to LOCAL"

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Dec 6 02:41:51 UTC 2006

Stefan wrote:
> We're experiencing exactly the same thing with 4.2.0. We recently 
> migrated some servers to SLES10, and since we can't get NTP working 
> anymore. No syncing to any outside source. I'd be highly interested if 
> you find a solution

If you can't synchronize to an outside source a firewall is blocking the
packets. Newer versions of the various O/S's are turning on firewalls by
default. You need to allow NTP packets through by opening 123/UDP in
both directions.


> cheers
> Stefan

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