[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd protocol

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Jun 23 12:54:58 UTC 2005

Paul.Croome at softwareag.com wrote:
> koustubh_oasis at indiatimes.com schrieb:
>>Hi everybody,
>>I am new to this protocol. When i try to synchronise the clocks of
>>client with server then client ntpd gets crashed. What should i do? One
>>thing more i want to ask is that how should i configure the conf files
>>for server as well as client for broadcast mode. So that server
>>broadcast the message to all clients.
>>Please solve the problem as soon as possible.
> Koustubh,
> A good place to look for information about configuring NTP is
> http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-a-faq.htm.
> One reason why NTP can crash soon after start-up is that the difference
> between the server's time and the client's time is too large. Make sure
> that
> the clients' clocks are set to the server's time (within a few minutes)
> before you start NTP.
That's not true. It will exit if the difference is too large and you 
haven't used the -g option on the command line but it won't crash.

> For more information about broadcast mode and its security
> implications,
> see http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-s-config-adv.htm#S-CONFIG-ADV-BRDCAST
> and http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/assoc.html#broad.
Also go look at: http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Support/WebHome


> If you want more help from the forum, let us know which reference
> clocks you
> are using; also post the ntp.conf files.
> Paul
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