[ntp:questions] Re: Very basic ntp question

Andrew.Lovett andrew.lovett at yale.edu
Fri Jan 30 21:53:58 UTC 2004

Thank you guys for your suggestions.  I've tried:
server prefer
fudge stratum 10
I've also tried going onto a node with a link to the Internet and using :
server # clock.yale.edu
server # timer.cs.columbia.edu
server # clock.psu.edu
In either case, ntpd always quits without an error message and ntpdate
always quits with the message "no servers can be used, exiting."  Ntpd fails
to report any information even when run in debug mode.  Since I get the same
behavior when there is no ntp.conf file, I'm wondering whether the programs
are simply failing to read the config file.  It's in the default location
(/etc/ntp.conf), so perhaps there's something wrong with the way ntp has
been compiled.  If anyone has any other ideas, I'd appreciate it.

"Piotr Trojanek" <ptrojane at mion.elka.pw.edu.pl> wrote in message
news:slrnc1kki7.gfn.ptrojane at mion.elka.pw.edu.pl...
> 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
> > to create an ntp server that uses a local clock so I can synchronize
> > clocks on a network (I've read the warnings about using a local clock,
> > 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
> > config file.  Using the default location (/etc/ntp.conf), I've tried
> > server
> > and
> > sever 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:
> ./configure --enable-LOCAL-CLOCK
> 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
> > the same way as it does on UNIX.
> Yes, it should.
> -- 
> Piotr Trojanek

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