[ntp:questions] Strange behaviour

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Thu Apr 12 20:30:16 UTC 2007

>Additional information: The given time server is in the local net. Only
>this server has Internet access. The ping times to this server are not
>totally constant. I saw ping times between 1.1 and 7 ms, but from time
>to time maybe they are much bigger (the servers are connected to an aold
>hub with sometimes heavy traffic). Could it explain the problem of
>missing synchronization?

It's very unlikely.

Does ping drop any/many packets?  Look at the reach column in ntpq -p.
That's a bit mask of the answers.  If it's 0, then all responses
are getting lost.  (It should be 377, showing a "yes" for each of
the last 8 tries.)

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