[ntp:questions] ntpd won't sync
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue May 8 14:45:41 UTC 2007
David Durrleman wrote:
> I am trying to set up ntp to sync my computer's clock to the internet. I don't want to act as a server or any other complicated stuff. I am behind a NAT, but I don't have a firewall.
> My ntp.conf looks like this:
> server 0.fr.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.fr.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.fr.pool.ntp.org
> driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
> logfile /var/log/ntp.log
> The output of ntpq -p -rv is:
> assID=0 status=c011 sync_alarm, sync_unspec, 1 event, event_restart,
> version="ntpd 4.2.4 at 1.1437-o Tue May 8 03:42:36 UTC 2007 (1)",
> processor="i686", system="Linux/2.6.19-gentoo-r5-moobox-12", leap=11,
> stratum=16, precision=-20, rootdelay=0.000, rootdispersion=15.915,
> peer=0, refid=INIT,
> reftime=00000000.00000000 Thu, Feb 7 2036 7:28:16.000, poll=6,
> clock=c9ea76bf.c72c2a53 Tue, May 8 2007 6:10:39.778, state=1,
> offset=0.000, frequency=-1.348, jitter=0.001, noise=0.001,
> stability=0.000, tai=0
> remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
> roxane.home-dn. .INIT. 16 u - 64 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
> rtr-002.dsi13.n .INIT. 16 u - 64 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
> chihiro.bleu-pa .INIT. 16 u - 64 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
The servers you are trying to use are not reachable! How long, after
starting ntpd, did you wait before issuing the ntpq command? A minimum
of thirty minutes is suggested before posting the output here.
Can you ping the servers?
For faster startup, your server statements in ntp.conf should contain
the "iburst" keyword.
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