[ntp:questions] Re: Can sychronize with a slightyly different NTP versios

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 1 18:24:40 UTC 2006

DavidO wrote:
> Hi:
> I am using to units for video editting, both of them run in linux. One
> of the units has a NTP version ntpq 4.0.99k and the other unit has a
> ntpq version ntpq 4.1.2 at 1.892.
> I am able to synchronize the unit 2 (version 4.1.2) with other units of
> the same version and any other PC in the network.
> Also, I can synchronize the unit 1 (version 4.0.99) with any other PC
> in the network. Unit 2 should act as serve its own time and unit1
> queries time from unit 2. I have to work with these NTP versions.
> When I start to run the NTP daemo in unit 2, unit 2 synchronizes fine
> but when I run NTPD in unit 1 (older version querying information from
> unit 2 newer version). I got this error message in unit 1.
> from ntpd -d (debugging mode):
> auth_agekeys: at 82380 keys 1 expired 0
> transmit: at 82398 mode 3
> receive: at 82398 mode 4 code 1
> packet: bad header 020
> If I run ntpq -c as in unit 1, I see this message:
> ind assID status  conf reach auth condition  last_event cnt
> ===========================================================
>   1 14308  8000   yes   yes  none    reject
> Also in the flash variable I have the number: 0x20 which means the
> packets are not passing the sanity tests.
> What would you recommend me to do?. Is there anything in the
> configuration file or option in the command line argument for ntpd or
> other command that can help me to synchronize both of the units.
> I will appreciate your attention,
> DavidO

I'm just guessing but it looks as if you might have enabled 
authentication without setting it up correctly, hence the reference to 

Can you post the ntp.conf file for "unit1"?

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