[ntp:questions] Testing Sync Across Several Systems

Jan Ceuleers janspam.ceuleers at skynet.be
Mon Jul 20 15:31:38 UTC 2009

T wrote:
> Got a couple of quests here. He had "box1thru50.domain.tld" What does
> the ".tld" mean?
> I dropped that in the configuration file... Is the ".INIT." in the
> refid field a problem? These are
> all Solaris boxes...

Replace the box1thru50.domain.tld with the DNS names of your 50 boxes. If they're not in DNS, and you know their static IP addresses you can specify those instead.

The .INIT. means that your monitoring host has not received any NTP packets from these machines at all yet. Two things to check:

- wait a while (order of magnitude: 15 minutes) and see if it changes;

- make sure that the firewall settings on those boxes allow inbound and outbound UDP traffic on port 123.

Cheers, Jan

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