[ntp:questions] Re: Very basic ntp question
ptrojane at mion.elka.pw.edu.pl
Fri Jan 30 12:44:16 UTC 2004
On 2004-01-29, Andrew.Lovett <andrew.lovett at yale.edu> wrote:
> Hi, I am brand new to ntp, and I have a very simple question. I am trying
> to create an ntp server that uses a local clock so I can synchronize several
> clocks on a network (I've read the warnings about using a local clock, but
> the server in question is completely disconnected from the Internet, so
> there should be no problem there). I'm not entirely sure how to write my
> config file. Using the default location (/etc/ntp.conf), I've tried
> server 127.127.1.1
> sever 127.127.1.1 refid LCL
> In either case, when I run ntpd, it immediately quits without an error
> message. When I run ntpudate, it says, "no server can be used, exiting"
Try running 'ntpd -d' or more debug flags. make sure you have local clock
reference driver compiled into ntpd -- if you comile from sources:
and make sure that generated config.h is correct.
> Can someone please tell me how exactly the config file should be written, or
> whether I need to add any command-line arguments?
There is nothing wrong with config file.
> PS: The operating system I'm using is QNX, I believe ntp should behave about
> the same way as it does on UNIX.
Yes, it should.
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