[ntp:questions] NTP Sync Problem

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 15:31:43 UTC 2007

On Mar 6, 8:50 pm, "Ron C." <nos... at nospam.com> wrote:
> Today I spoke with Netopia Tech Support and they say that the default
> servers work fine for them but they are not using Covad.  They told me
> I should contact Covad since it appears Covad is causing the problem
> (the same sync problem happens on my 2 different routers on 2 different
> circuits, a DSL and aT1).  I just called Covad and the person I spoke to
> said she was told this is normal and that they normally just set the time
> manually w/o using syncing.  I asked her to take a trouble report anyway,
> saying "you don't have to fix it; just give me an explanation of what is
> going on."

Have you tried using us.pool.ntp.org servers instead? What about
ntp.level3.net? (Covad appears to use Level 3 for backbone transit). I
can't imagine Covad is blocking all UDP port 123 traffic, unless
they're trying to stop P2P clients from using that.

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