[ntp:questions] Re: Box not synchronizing

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri May 26 03:13:20 UTC 2006

Harlan Stenn wrote:
>>>> In article <a10b0c8a0605241412x3a3884b2qc1d075edec954a37 at mail.gmail.com>, 1.41421 at gmail.com (JCA) writes:
> JCA> driftfile /etc/ntp/drift
> JCA> multicastclient # listen on default
> JCA> broadcastdelay 0.008

Unless you know what you are doing here you should do this.

> JCA> whereas when invoked from B, the command just hangs for a few seconds,
> JCA> finally returning the following:
> JCA> localhost: timed out, nothing received ***Request timed out
> JCA>    Can anybody give ideas so as to what is going here? Notice that I
> JCA> can synchronize B with C by hand by issuing the ntpdate command in B.
> I would phrase it as you can set the time on B by running 'ntpdate C'.
> The timeout implies that ntpd is not running on B.  Anything in the log?

No, that is not correct. You would get connection refused if it was not
running. A timeout implies that something is bound to the port but not
responding to queries on it.


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