[ntp:questions] NTP sync problem. "no server reachable"

kiran shirol kiran.shirol at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 18:03:31 UTC 2009

Thanks Harlan. That just clarifies my doubt.

Kiran S Shirol

"Harlan Stenn" <stenn at ntp.org> wrote in message 
news:ywn9fxhq4jro.fsf at ntp1.isc.org...
>>>> In article <1236358278.72787 at sj-nntpcache-3.cisco.com>, "kiran shirol" 
>>>> <kiran.shirol at gmail.com> writes:
> kiran> Thanks Martin for the response.  Unfornutately I reloaded the box 
> and
> kiran> was not able to collect the output of the "ntpq -p". However the 
> two
> kiran> servers which I had configured were just 2-3 mins apart.  Can you
> kiran> please explain what would be going wrong here ?
> What is going wrong is your two servers are 2-3 minutes apart.
> If you ask person A the time, and they say "8:43" and that is the only
> person available, you can choose to believe them.  If, 2 minutes later,
> person A leaves and person B arrives and you ask them the same question 
> and
> they say "8:47" you can choose to believe them.
> But if they are both in the room and you ask them and their answer differs
> by 2 minutes, what do you do then?
> -- 
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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