[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd on Redhat

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Jan 30 22:05:03 UTC 2004

"Christopher Burian" <cburian at ll.mit.edu> wrote in message
news:mailman.69.1075437005.1757.questions at ntp.org...
> Whenever I set up a Redhat machine for the first time, when I edit
> ntp.conf and run /etc/init.d/ntpd start or restart, contacting server
> fails.  Then I open up the GUI applet from the taskbar, check Use NTP
> (without changing whatever shows up in the server scrollbox), then
> magically /etc/init.d/ntpd restart is successful.  What does the GUI
> applet do that makes it work?

Probably either making a hole in the firewall or writing a step-tickers

What exactly does "contacting server fails" mean?

Maarten Wiltink

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