[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd remains in state 3 and stratum 16

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Thu Nov 10 02:57:19 UTC 2005

On 2005-11-10, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.isc.org> wrote:

> You did not follow the instructions about "restrict" statements.

<snip: logging, drift file and stats>

| # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three).
| server ntp.your-provider.example

That server does not exist....

| server vega.cbk.poznan.pl
| server info.cyf-kr.edu.pl
| server ntp.certum.pl
| server tick.fh-augsburg.de
| server ntp.globe.cz

If you append 'iburst' to each of your server lines ntpd will
synchronize to one of your remote time servers in 15-30 seconds. Without
'iburst' you'll have to wait ~8 minutes.

Your omission of iburst and the 'ntpq -p' billboard only showing a reach
of 77 suggest that you didn't give ntpd enough time to synchronize.

| restrict default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery
| restrict nomodify

These restrictions are not blocking NTP packets from your remote
time-servers. If you want to review your default restriction please see

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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