[ntp:questions] Synchronizing Linux clients with Windows Server 2003 NTP

Tom Smith smith at cag.zko.hp.com
Thu Jan 18 19:25:45 UTC 2007

george_joby wrote:
> Also the ntpq association show reject in condition
> ntpq> associations
> ind assID status  conf reach auth condition  last_event cnt
> ===========================================================
>   1 41148  9014   yes   yes  none    reject   reachable  1
>   2 41149  9614   yes   yes  none  sys.peer   reachable  1
> Thanks
> George

Yes. They will. W32time is not a useable NTP server.

You could make your W2003 box an NTP server, but not a very good
one, by installing the reference implmentation of NTP
( http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm ) and abandoning
W32time. It will then work, but as long as your server is Windows,
you'll still have to settle for poor accuracy, and as long as you
have no precision clock references, you'll have to settle for
no accuracy and poor stability.

As previously suggested, your best approach would be instead
to abandon the original idea and to use one of your other
non-Windows systems as your server, configuring your W2003
box as a client of that (w32time or NTP, if you want it
to work better).

You will, however, continue to have various problems until you
start with quality servers that are running both a full NTP
implementation AND use several precision reference sources.


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