[ntp:questions] NTP server quick start

Alain alainm at pobox.com
Wed Nov 10 21:09:28 UTC 2004


I am new to the list, but I have been reading the history, and in a 
message called  Re: How to use ntpd as a sntp server?, Jan said that
if I set up

fudge stratum 10

it should start serving time (almost) imediately. I have done that and 
it is still taking several minutes.

ntpdate -d    # this the server IP
ntpq -p

on the Client machine both say that the server has stratum 16, but "ntpq 
-p" no the server says
[root at servnet1 root]# ntpq -p
      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset 
  ntp1.pucpr.br   ntp1.pop-df.rnp  2 u   10   64    3  301.293  253.604 
  cherokee.pop-pr Tick.UH.EDU      2 u   23   64    3  216.337  215.040 
  LOCAL(0)        LOCAL(0)        10 l   14   64    3    0.000    0.000 
  mail.pads.ufrj. santuario.pads.  2 u   22   64    3  215.176    3.022 
  13.412  ntp1.pop-df.rnp  2 u   20   64    3  236.638  246.143 
  paulo.hiway.com Tick.UH.EDU      2 u   16   64    3  245.768  232.660 

I am running Mandrake 9.1 at the server and ntp-4.1.1,
The server /etc/ntp.conf is:

server  ntp.pads.ufrj.br        #
server  ntp.ufes.br             #
server           # ntp1.pucpr.br
server  ntp.hiway.com.br        #
server            # ntp.pop-pr.rnp.br
fudge stratum 10
driftfile /etc/ntp/drift
authenticate no

The client is mandrake 10.0 and ntp-4.2.0,
The client /etc/ntp.conf is

driftfile /etc/ntp/drift
restrict default noserve

Please help, everything else is working just fine. The problem is that 
when machines are turned on, even if there is a small delay between 
turning on the firewall and the other machines, clocks will not be 
sinchronysed because it takes several minutes for the NTP server to 
start serving

Sorry if the message is long,
PS: Harlan, I sent this message to you. I hadn't noticed that this list 
dosn't send replies to the list. Please excuse me ;-)

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