[ntp:questions] Re: uk pool problem

David Malone dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Mon Aug 28 18:29:06 UTC 2006


"Mike Parkins" <mikep77uk at yahoo.co.uk> writes:

>For some reason, ntpd will not set my clock so I've been using ntpdate
>via crontab which works fine, except that occasionally it picks
>blackhole.arlott.org.uk which sets my clock to 23:59 on 31/12/1999. Can
>I blacklist this site or is there something else going on here?

FWIW, I see the same thing over IPv6 or IPv4 when I use ntpdate. It's
even running a web server that returns a consistent date header. However,
it produces moderately sane looking output to "ntpq -p".

I guess you should contact the guys at www.pool.ntp.org?

	David.




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