[ntp:questions] start the ntp problem error

Stephen Liu satimis at icare.com.hk
Mon Jan 26 08:25:32 UTC 2004


>As i use the command "service ntp start", it generates an error about the
>time sync server failed and the ntp is "ok" to startup
>What is the problem it has?
Are you running RH?

>Can i set the local clock as the only one time source as there are no
>external time source available in the local network.
Are you running
* ntp-simple

* ntp-refclock (local refclock)

# ls /etc/init.d/ | grep ntp
to see what happen


# ps ax | grep ntpd

if no printout, ntpd is not running.

And is your /etc/ntp.conf empty?

You can synchronise to the following time server

>From http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock2a.html
# 39 HK ntp.cuhk.edu.hk


Stephen Liu

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