[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 14:14:12 UTC 2009

David Lord wrote:
> 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.
> David

David, yes firewall was the first thing I thought of, but he says he's 
tried it without.  Will get him to run a more thorough debug version...


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