[ntp:questions] SIGINFO for Portable OpenNTP on Linux

RedGrittyBrick RedGrittyBrick at spamweary.invalid
Fri Sep 4 16:53:58 UTC 2009

Dave Hart wrote:
> On Sep 4, 1:55 pm, RedGrittyBrick wrote:
>> RedHat 8 does have ntp-4.1.1a which is the latest RPM I can find for it.
>> However this runs but has problems communicating with NTP servers. I've
>>   not been able to fathom why. Maybe I should revisit that.
> I wouldn't bother.  That version came out in 2002 [1], any problems
> are not going to garner a lot of interest from the developers of ntp
> unless they also occur on the current ntp-stable (4.2.4p7) or recent
> ntp-dev (4.2.5) as well.
>> I would download the latest ntp.org source but my C skills are few and I
>> thought there might be dependency issues on such an old OS.
>> Any advice/suggestions welcome.
> Now you're talking my language.  You don't need to have any C skills
> to use the ntp.org source tarballs.  Grab 4.2.4p7 or 4.2.5p209 from
> http://www.ntp.org/downloads.html, then:
> tar xzf ntp*.gz
> cd ntp*
> ./configure --with-lineeditlibs=readline
> make
> You should then either:
> sudo make install
> -or-
> su
> make install
> If you have any problems, we'll help you through them.  The ntp.org
> distribution works on some very ancient OSes, yours is still
> relatively young by our standards :)

I downloaded, configured, made, installed and ran 4.2.4p7. Same problem. 
I changed the ntp.conf as Ronan suggested, restarted ntpd and all is 
well. I'm happy.

Thanks Dave.


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