[ntp:questions] Box not synchronizing

JCA 1.41421 at gmail.com
Wed May 24 21:12:59 UTC 2006

   I have three Linux boxes, namely, A, B, and C, in my LAN. I use C
as the NTP server for my LAN. C, in turn, gets its synchronization
from some external NTP server.

  Both A and B use the same (very simple) ntp.conf configuration file:

server     # local clock
fudge stratum 10
server    # IP address of C in my LAN
driftfile /etc/ntp/drift
multicastclient                 # listen on default
broadcastdelay  0.008

   The problem is that while A gets its synchronization from C all
right, B does not. In A, the ouput from

    ntpq -pn


     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
==============================================================================     10 l   48   64  377    0.000    0.000   0.004
*   3 u  937 1024  377    2.087    0.813   0.115

whereas when invoked from B, the command just hangs for a few seconds,
finally returning the following:

localhost: timed out, nothing received
***Request timed out

   Can anybody give ideas so as to what is going here? Notice that I
can synchronize B with C by hand by issuing the ntpdate command in B.

More information about the questions mailing list