[ntp:questions] time to find ntp server

solx nospam at example.net
Tue Feb 19 09:08:32 UTC 2008


adirtymindisajoyforever wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I have confiured an external server and the local clock.
> After starting ntp the ntptrace command shows 2 entries.
> I stop the ntp server on the external server. After 5 minuter
> ntptrace shows but one entry (localhost).
> I restart ntp on the external server. How long should it take
> before the client becomes aware of this external server?
> System is solaris 10 galaxy with suncluster.
> 
> # ntptrace   (on cluster node 2)
> localhost: stratum 5, offset 0.000022, synch distance 0.38689
> clusternode1-priv: stratum 4, offset 0.000027, synch distance 0.01012
> 
> after 5minutes:
> 
> # ntptrace
> localhost: stratum 4, offset 0.000019, synch distance 0.01039
> 
> restart xntpd on cluster node 1:
> 
> ntptrace on clusternode 2 doesn't show clusternode1-priv  anymore
> (after 30 mintes).
> 
> Any help appreciated
> 
> 
> 
> 

I switched to using NTP (available from 
http://www.ntp.org/downloads.html ) which I compiled as 64bit SPARC and 
AMD64 binaries and use with local time radio receivers. I stopped using 
the Xnptd shipped with Solaris over 6 years ago.




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