[ntp:questions] Re: Reach error codes

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Mon Jan 23 13:45:13 UTC 2006


SivaKumar Subramani wrote:
> When I execute the "ntpq -p" displays reach value for all the time
> source as 377.
> What it means? When this shall be set to proper value and system clock
> shall be sync'd.
>
> ntpq -p
>     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay
> offset    disp
> ==============================================================================
>
> 143.209.133.66  143.209.150.72   3 u  696 1024  377   199.74  -725421
> 15875.0
> 143.209.150.72  131.107.1.10     2 u  691 1024  377   199.89  -726021
> 15875.0
> 143.209.150.232 143.209.150.72   3 u  707 1024  377   199.75  -723621
> 15875.0
>
> What could be the problem?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Thanks
> Sivakumar

377 means that you have full connectivity with the servers.  It is the 
normal value.

The offset value (-723621) means that your system is -723.621 seconds in 
error, i.e. about twelve minutes.  Does that sound right?  NTP would 
normally have stepped your clock (after being up for a certain length of 
time) to correct that error.  It sounds as if something in your ntpd.conf 
is preventing that step from happening.

David 





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