[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd

Ted Gervais ve1drg at av.eastlink.ca
Thu May 11 15:08:49 UTC 2006

Thanks Brian for your input. I have the localhost line in there as that is 
what I got from examples ( but will take them out as I don't 
know what they are doing.
And I already took out the 'notrust' statement so that is ok now.
I also changed my servers so things are in better shape now since I made 
these changes.

It all takes a bit to get things going but I think I am in better shape 
now thanbefore.  But thanks again for you input..

On Thu, 11 May 2006, Brian Utterback wrote:

> Ted Gervais wrote:
>> Well I finally got ntpd installed and I have it running.
>> Here is what I have in my ntp.conf file:
>> -------------
>> restrict default noquery notrust nomodify
>> restrict
>> restrict mask
>> fudge stratum 3
>> server
>> server 0 pool.ntp.org
>> server 1 pool.ntp.org
>> server 2 pool.ntp.org
>> server pool.ntp.org
>> driftfile /etc/ntp.drift
>> logfile /var/log/ntp.log
>> ------------------
>> And I am not sure that is all correct or if there istoo much in there etc..
>> As well - I have no idea that ntp(d) is working?  How can I tell and if it 
>> is how does it change the system time or the hardware time??
> This looks quite wrong to me. First, why do you need to configure
> the LOCAL clock, i.e. the lines? If you don't really
> understand why you need them, then get rid of them.
> Next, the first 3 pool lines look wrong. I don't know of a syntax
> that has a single digit number following the server keyword. Was
> there supposed to be a dot between the number and "pool"?
> Next, with the restrictions you have here, you will not trust any
> unauthenticated server unless it is on the network.
> Unless you have your own local definitions for pool.ntp.org, they
> are all unauthenticated servers that are not on that network, and
> will not be trusted and thus not usable.
> It is an unfortunate fact of life at the moment that there is no
> way to specify restrict lines that refer to the pool servers. It
> is planned to add such a feature, but it isn't there yet, as far
> as I know.
> Hope that helps.
> -- 
> blu
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Ted Gervais
Coldbrook, Nova Scotia
Canada. (ve1drg)

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