[ntp:questions] Re: time.ucla.edu is closed

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Sep 5 03:36:22 UTC 2006


Felix Tilley wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Sep 2006 02:54:39 +0000, Danny Mayer wrote:
> 
> 
>> NTP has never used TCP.
>>
>> Where did you see that this system has public access? The notice
>> attached to the list for tick (time is a CNAME) shows the following:
>>
>> AccessDetails: 	 Open access to stratum-2 servers and to UCLA clients.
>>
>> So why are you trying to access it?
>>
>> Danny
> 
> It uses ntpdate -ub.  I am on a dialup.  No broadband here.
> I didn't mean to cause so much trouble here.  I will wait until
> the holiday is over, and contact ucla.edu.
> 

Don't bother, you have no right to use it. Please desist and use
something else like the pool.

> I thank all of you for your help.
> 
> syncmyclock
> 
> Last syncmyclock update Mon, 04 Sep 2006 11:29:28 -0700
> 
> time.arizona.edu
>  4 Sep 12:48:12 ntpdate[4254]: step time server 128.196.128.234 offset 0.174213 sec
> ntp0.cornell.edu
>  4 Sep 12:48:14 ntpdate[4255]: step time server 132.236.56.250 offset -0.004097 sec
> time.caltech.edu
>  4 Sep 12:48:16 ntpdate[4256]: step time server 192.12.19.20 offset 0.002223 sec
> time.ucla.edu
>  4 Sep 12:48:20 ntpdate[4257]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> ntp2.usno.navy.mil
>  4 Sep 12:48:22 ntpdate[4258]: step time server 192.5.41.209 offset 0.000743 sec
> tick.usno.navy.mil
>  4 Sep 12:48:25 ntpdate[4259]: step time server 192.5.41.40 offset 0.002183 sec
> Synching Hardware Clock to System Clock
> 

I have no interest in reviewing your list to see if any of them have
access restrictions but you should be using the pool and not stratum 1
or 2 servers. You are ignoring the Rules of Engagement. Under no
circumstances should you be using Stratum 1 servers for this.

Danny



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