[ntp:questions] Re: strange client behavior

R Jenkins not at pub.lished
Tue May 16 14:42:33 UTC 2006

"Aaron Bennett" <abennett at clarku.edu> wrote in message 
news:4468F02A.7050507 at clarku.edu...
> Hello,
> Here's a strange one for you all:
> I have two clients with identical ntp.conf files:
> restrict default nomodify notrap noquery
> driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
> broadcastdelay  0.008
> server ntp.clarku.edu
> restrict ntp.clarku.edu mask nomodify notrap noquery
> One of them, a Fedora Core 5 box running ntp-4.2.0.a.20050816-11, works 
> fine.
> The other, a RHEL 4 AS box running ntp-4.2.0.a.20040617-4, seems to work 
> in that the clocks match, tcpdump shows udp traffic from the client to the 
> server on port 123, etc... _BUT_ ntpq -n -p fails after a few seconds with 
> this error:
> [root at erebus ~]# ntpq -n -p
> localhost.localdomain: timed out, nothing received
> ***Request timed out
> [root at erebus ~]#
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I've just had a very similar problem on my Centos 4.3 system, which uses 
RHAS 4 source files.
It turned out to be a bug in the that 4.2.0a 2004 package.

I've rebuilt mine from the latest development sources, but you may be able 
to use the RPM for Fedora 5, it looks to be a year newer.

Robert Jenkins.

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