[ntp:questions] Default config on Ubuntu doesn't work as client

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Mar 10 09:08:38 UTC 2008

Michael B Allen wrote:
> When installing an NTPD package on Linux would you expect it to work
> by default or must one always be expected to modify the config?

I would not expect the config to have appropriate servers, so one would 
always have to modify it.  Including a valid server is likely to result 
in most people using it, which is good for neither them nor the server.

> The default config is inlined below. The only thing I changed was
> 'server' which is the time server (which I know works).

This is Ubuntu's default, not THE default.  You need to take this up 
with Ubuntu.

Note, whilst I thought it was the restricts, at first, however, I think 
they are actually OK.

PS, The standard diagnostics are the result of running the peers and rv 
subcommands of ntpq, preferably with rv's for the servers, for which you 
may need assoc, to get the reference number.

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