[ntp:questions] Re: Stratum?

Jan Ceuleers janspam.ceuleers at computer.org
Wed Nov 17 17:52:24 UTC 2004


On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 19:02:27 +0200, Tapio Sokura <oh2kku at iki.fi>
wrote:

>Jan wrote:
>> I have an AIX server that I use as the NTP server on our LAN, and a 
>> number of clients running a number of UNIXes. All of this seems to works 
>> fine, except for the two that run RedHat Linux - they insist that our 
>> NTP server is not acceptable because it is 'stratum 16'.
>
>I guess the key here is Red Hat Linux. At some point Red Hat Linux 
> (remove "restrict default..." lines°
>This indeed is FAQ, if this was the reason to your problem, but I'm not 
>sure whether it is in the FAQ..

Another point is that the default Red Hat firewall configuration is
not to allow any NTP packets in. The OP should look into the ipchains
configuration (or whichever firewall front-end he is using) and open
port 123/udp.

Jan



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