[ntp:questions] RE: Is ntp working?

Steven Meres steve at plymouthengineering.com
Fri Oct 21 15:04:17 UTC 2005

Martin Burnicki wrote:

>Have a look at the process IDs in the log messages. 
>You have at least 2 ntpds running. I'd suggest to kill all ntpd processes
>first, then start a new one.

Thank you for the response.  I did check which processes I had running and
there were actually 3 instances of ntpd running.  I killed them all then
restarted ntpd.

Richard B. Gilbert wote:

>Well, through bad luck or poor design,  you have servers in the 
>Netherlands, Australia and, I think, in the US.


>Try posting your ntp.conf file and the output of ntpq -p after ntp has 
>been running for at least fifteen or twenty minutes (more is better).   
>Also post the output of ntpq -c version which should tell us what 
>version of ntpd we are dealing with.

I looked at my ntp.conf and deleted the entry describing the current pool. I
replaced the pool with a listing of sites closer to me.
Between you reply and the reply from Martin I believe everything is working.
Following are the results of my ntp.conf, ntpq - p, and ntpq - c.  Thanks

# /etc/ntp.conf, configuration for ntpd

# ntpd will use syslog() if logfile is not defined
logfile /var/log/ntpd

driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
statsdir /var/log/ntpstats/

statistics loopstats peerstats clockstats
filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable
filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable

# You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three).

server ntp0.cornell.edu
server clock.tricity.wsu.edu
server louie.udel.edu
server ntp1.cmc.ec.gc.ca
server ntp2.cmc.ec.gc.ca
fudge stratum 10

# By default, exchange time with everybody, but don't allow configuration.
# See /usr/share/doc/ntp-doc/html/accopt.html for details.

restrict default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery

# Local users may interrogate the ntp server more closely.

restrict nomodify

fserver:~# ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset
+cudns.cit.corne    2 u   13  128  377   39.608  136.478
-louie.udel.edu      2 u   14  128  377  112.750   84.302
+wxo-svr1.cmc.ec      2 u    4  128  377   58.473  124.447
*wxo-svr2.cmc.ec      2 u   75  128  377   57.306  121.923
 LOCAL(0)        LOCAL(0)        10 l   13   64  377    0.000    0.000
fserver:~# ntpq -c version
ntpq 4.2.0a at 1:4.2.0a+stable-2-r Fri Aug 26 10:57:27 UTC 2005 (1)

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