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

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Thu Apr 2 13:47:17 UTC 2009

David J Taylor wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:
>> 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.
>> There is something funny here, as the associations output says it is
>> reachable (which I why I didn't pick up the unreachable on the rv).
> Folks, it would be most helpful if you could identify the exact 
> conditions under which this might occur.  I have been trying to trace 
> this "something funny" for days now!

Software/application firewalls sometimes let enough through before
blocking so that initial connection has appeared successful.


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