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

Dan Geist dan at polter.net
Thu Aug 3 12:59:53 UTC 2017

Check the process running with something like "ps -Aef | grep ntpd" to be sure things are running how you think they are. "/etc/ntp.conf" is the default but there may be something passing an alternate config file to the daemon with the -c flag on startup.

Also, see if you have something like timemaster running. It manages multiple time protocol sources (like ntp, p2p...) and rewrites configs for them as needed.


Dan Geist dan(@)polter.net

----- On Aug 2, 2017, at 5:48 PM, Kevin Chan kschan at mit.edu 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
> --
> Kevin Chan

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