[ntp:questions] xntpd related querries

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 24 17:21:25 UTC 2006


lulu wrote:

>  Hi Richard ,
>   This time connected the system to the internet but it is through a
> proxy.
> And taken some public NTP server ( stratum -2) as a server for the
> System A.
>  so inserted a line
> 
> server <IP ADR of STARTUM -2  server>
> 
> But still it is not showing that it is synchronising to something.
> I think the proxy setting is not allowing to connect to that server.
> 
> Is there any setting available in ntp.conf file to cross proxy with
> valid user name and passwd and reach to the startum-2 server .
> 
> the xntpdc output shows when given with peers command as follows
> 
>      remote           local      st poll reach  delay   offset    disp
> ================================================
> +HOST-1         5.0.0.0         16   64    0 0.00000  0.000000 16.0000
> +HOST-2            5.0.0.0         16   64    0 0.00000  0.000000
> 16.0000
> =216.52.237.152  5.0.0.0         16   64    0 0.00000  0.000000 16.0000
> =216.52.237.151  5.0.0.0         16   64    0 0.00000  0.000000 16.0000
> 
> below two are stratum-2 ip address.
> 

I've never heard of anyone using NTP via a proxy.  As far as I know, you 
must send a request to an NTP server and the server will send a reply. 
Your system must send at least five requests to the server and receive 
five replies before it can start disciplining your clock.

I won't say that a proxy can't be used but I can't help you use one!




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