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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Mar 23 03:53:52 UTC 2006

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> 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.

Technically, you'll get Connection Refused if nothing is listening on
that particular address/port. One reason may be that ntpd is not 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'.

That won't give you a "Connection Refused" message. It just won't
respond and the client will time out.


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