[ntp:questions] Can't get time to sync with local time server

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Dec 14 22:20:52 UTC 2006


Arty wrote:

> Using Freebsd 6.1
> 
> My time server is running ntpd and does not appear to have trouble
> syncing with the public time servers.
> 
> My local boxes cannot seem to set the time off of my server, but they
> can query it...
> 
> 
> Example. (from my client)
> # ntpdate
> 14 Dec 16:07:44 ntpdate[94134]: no servers can be used, exiting
> 
> # ntpdate 192.168.1.1
> 14 Dec 16:08:07 ntpdate[94135]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 
> # ntpdate -q 192.168.1.1
> server 10.1.16.2, stratum 16, offset 177.266135, delay 0.02588
> 14 Dec 16:08:42 ntpdate[94136]: no server suitable for synchronization found

Do you see where it says "stratum 16"??  Stratum 16 is not a "stratum", 
it is a flag saying this server is not synchronized!!!!
<snip>

When you find out why your server is reporting itself as not 
synchronized and fix it, the client will be happy to use it aa a 
synchronization source.




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