[ntp:questions] Re: Can you test my server please.

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Tue Nov 23 01:28:08 UTC 2004

Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>Simon Lyall wrote:
>>The IP of the server is [3] . I would be interested to know 
>>what it does both as the sole server configured or when other servers are 
>>configured as well.

>I tried it.  Here's the how and the what happened.  
>22 Nov 19:37:51 ntpdate[17894]: no server suitable for synchronization found
>I hope this exercise is useful for something.

Thanks. It looks like the server I am using just doesn't reply when it's 
sent ntp (as opposed to sntp) requests. A test with a simple sntp client I 
have seems to work correctly though. I've not had any reports from clients 
other than stock ntpd and my simple sntp script though.

If I want to fool full ntp clients it looks like I'll have to hack the 
stock program (or perhaps the OpenBSD one).

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