[ntp:questions] NTP not reading from /etc/ntp.conf?

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at burnicki.net
Thu Aug 3 12:55:10 UTC 2017

Kevin Chan wrote:
> I'm on an imx233 arm processor using Debian 7.0 with kernel version 3.12
> I'm having issues configuring ntpd to read from a gps source. I have tried
> adding server entries in /etc/ntp.conf, but those changes have no effect on
> the sources listed in ntpq -p
> The only thing I see is:
> root at arm:~# ntpq -p
>      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset
>  jitter
> ==============================================================================
> *  4 u    -   64    1    1.194  -21.122
> 0.679
> I even deleted /etc/ntp.conf and restarted the ntp service with "sudo
> service ntp restart" and I still see the same entry in ntpq... Is ntp
> reading from a different configuration file somewhere? Thanks in advance

/etc/ntp.conf is the default name of the config file, but a different
file can be specified on the command line.

What's the output of

ps ax | grep ntp

on your system?

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