[ntp:questions] Re: ntpq -p -n times out

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Tue Mar 21 21:48:53 UTC 2006

On 2006-03-21, Chris Richmond wrote:

> Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> writes:
>>Either ntpd is not really running, or the restrictions in your
>>ntp.conf are preventing you from querying your ntpd status.
> Well... when it was dying trying to start because of the bad args,
> I got Connection Refused messages, so I'm 99% sure its running.

You'll see 'Connection Refused' even if ntpd isn't running.

Have you grepped the process tree to see if ntpd is really running?

> The config file is pretty basic, but that's where I'll check first.
> If there's no authentication stuff enabled, what else would restrict
> access?

Check for lines starting with 'restrict' and look for 'noquery'.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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