[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd Not Converging

John Allen allen{at}vo{dot}lu at ntp.isc.org
Fri Nov 4 17:55:58 UTC 2005

David T. Ashley wrote:
> I am a first-time ntpd user.
> My configuration file is pasted in below, as well as typical output from
> ntpq.  It stays in constant error forever.


I'm not an NTP guru, but I found after much experimentation that a very simple ntp.conf on my server works best:

server		0.pool.ntp.org		iburst
server		1.pool.ntp.org		iburst
server		2.pool.ntp.org		iburst
logfile		/var/log/ntpd.log
logconfig +all
driftfile	/var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift

The more stuff there is in ntp.conf, the more likely it is that something won't work as you expect.

I'd also suggest compiling afresh, from up to date original source code.



John Allen
Bofferdange, Luxembourg

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