[ntp:questions] ntpdate works, but ntpd doesn't (reach = 0)
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sat Feb 7 02:16:22 UTC 2009
Martin Burnicki wrote:
> sorry for the late reply, I've been offline for a few days.
> Danny Mayer wrote:
>> Martin Burnicki wrote:
>>> Lizvette Malave wrote:
>>>> ntpdate timeServer (without the -u option) works too.
>>>> Is there a way to make the ntpd use a different port?
>>> If "ntpdate timeServer" works then this does not seem to be a firewall
>> On the contrary. Some people block outgoing packets from privileged
>> ports like 123/UDP. ntpdate uses a non-privileged port and is therefore
>> not blocked.
> What you wrote above about port usage by ntpdate is not correct and you
> should know this.
You're right. I almost never go into this code so I misremembered.
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