[ntp:questions] Is the new NTP server synched?

April xiaoxia2005a at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 11 21:40:09 UTC 2007


On Feb 11, 9:47 am, "Richard B. gilbert" <rgilber... at comcast.net>
wrote:
> April wrote:
> > Configured and started an NTP server, and wanted to know whether the
> > server is synched with the specified time source.  Did not see any
> > thing about synchronization in syslog for several days, but when
> > execute ntpq -p, did find a line of time source having an asterisk, so
> > this means the newly configured server is synched with the time source
> > specified, right?
>
> Right!
>
> > xntpd coming with Solaris 9 (still one using NTP 3? btw, how to check
> > the version of it?)
>
> It's V3!
>
> If you like, you can download the source for the current version and
> build it yourself.   You'll need Sun Studio 11 (Free) or gcc and gmake
> (also free).  The Sun Compiler generates better code for the SPARC
> platform but either one will work.
>
> For that matter, you should be able to download a more recent version
> from Sunfreeware.com or blastwave.org.  Just about anything is more
> recent than what Sun ships with Solaris!
>
> Just about all the major vendors are back in the dark ages.  I think it
> has something to do with there not being an RFC for NTP V4 yet.  The new
> RFC is being written by a committee (God help us) and might be ready
> before 2036!

Thanks for the confirmation and explanation .. as part of a large
deployment, we have to go with the vendor. :(




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