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

DavidO davidproc at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 1 18:54:08 UTC 2006

Thanks for your answer:
the ntp.conf only has:


I just found out that I can not communicate between units 2 when one of
the units is serving its own time and the other unit is querying from
the previous one. If the previous (I am talking only about units 2 at
this moment) unit that was serving its own time starts asking for time
to a PC or a reliable server, the whole network will be in sync.
Meaning that all the units point to the first unit 2 (Now querying from
a PC) will be in sync.

It looks that  there is a problem with the time stamps because when I
used the ntpdate in debug mode (-d) that is what I found if a unit 2
wants to queries time to another unit 2 that is serving its own time:
1 Mar 13:51:35 ntpdate[3536]: ntpdate 4.1.0 Mon Jan 19 14:28:24 EST
2004 (1)
server, port 123
stratum 16, precision -18, leap 11, trust 000
refid [], delay 0.02623, dispersion 0.00000
transmitted 4, in filter 4
reference time:    00000000.00000000  Thu, Feb  7 2036  1:28:16.000
originate timestamp: bbed9d93.2dc0a8d2  Mon, Nov 29 1999 19:49:23.178
transmit timestamp:  c7b06bb7.a5d462c3  Wed, Mar  1 2006 13:51:35.647
filter delay:  0.02640  0.02625  0.02623  0.02626
         0.00000  0.00000  0.00000  0.00000
filter offset: -1973161 -1973161 -1973161 -1973161
         0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
delay 0.02623, dispersion 0.00000

I am not sure what is exactly wrong and I will thank any help,

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