[ntp:questions] strange client behavior

Aaron Bennett abennett at clarku.edu
Mon May 15 21:18:34 UTC 2006


Hello,

Here's a strange one for you all:

I have two clients with identical ntp.conf files:

restrict default nomodify notrap noquery
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
broadcastdelay  0.008
server ntp.clarku.edu
restrict ntp.clarku.edu mask 255.255.255.255 nomodify notrap noquery

One of them, a Fedora Core 5 box running ntp-4.2.0.a.20050816-11, works 
fine. 

The other, a RHEL 4 AS box running ntp-4.2.0.a.20040617-4, seems to work 
in that the clocks match, tcpdump shows udp traffic from the client to 
the server on port 123, etc... _BUT_ ntpq -n -p fails after a few 
seconds with this error:

[root at erebus ~]# ntpq -n -p
localhost.localdomain: timed out, nothing received
***Request timed out
[root at erebus ~]# 

Any ideas? 



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