[ntp:questions] ntpd service doesn't connect to remote servers on Windows XP

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk
Thu Apr 2 06:20:07 UTC 2009

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2009-04-01, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> E:\NTP\bin>ntpq -c as
>> ind assID status  conf reach auth condition  last_event cnt
>> ===========================================================
>>   1 22554  8000   yes   yes  none    reject
> [snip]
>> E:\NTP\bin>ntpq -c "rv 22554"
>> assID=22554 status=8000 unreach, conf, no events,
> ntpd has not been able to exchange packets with this remote time
> server.
>> srcadr=eu1.develooper.com, srcport=123, dstadr=,
>> dstport=123, leap=11, stratum=16, precision=-20, rootdelay=0.000,
>> rootdispersion=0.000, refid=INIT, reach=000,
> It's unreachable.
>> I feel that leave me where I started - ntpq -p <remote> works, but
>> ntpd does not.  Oh, and that ntpd thinks it is sending packets...
> Take a look for NTP packets with tcpdump.


Thanks for that - it's what I had already thought.  I'll get ntpd run from 
the command-line to see if it works that way before bringing in the big 


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