[ntp:questions] Starting ISC NTP -4.2.4

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Feb 13 15:09:38 UTC 2008

On 2008-02-13, Aggarwal Vivek-Q4997C <Q4997C at motorola.com> wrote:

> Iam trying to install ISC NTP-4.2.4 on RHEL 4. But Im not able to start
> the services. 

There is no such thing as ISC NTP.

You are probably using the NTP Reference Implementation from

> I firstly removed the default rpm and then compiled the latest version,
> configured the ntp.conf file, but Iam not able to start the service. I
> give the command /etc/init.d/ntpd start. # prompt comes back. 

ntpd is a daemon. So it does not produce output on the console.

You have to look in your syslog for ntpd related messages or your ntp
log (if you have that configured). Use 'ntpq -p' to see the peerstatus
billboard for your ntpd.

The current Distribution Documentation is linked from
http://www.ntp.org/documentatation.html and http://support.ntp.org/doc

Community Supported Documentation is available at

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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