[ntp:questions] Trouble with XP IPv6 ntp client (still unable to connect to link local ntp server)

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Fri Aug 6 11:54:45 UTC 2010

On 8/6/2010 3:54 AM, Rob wrote:
> Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.org> wrote:
>> On 8/5/2010 6:41 PM, Cindy Huyser wrote:
>>> I'm still looking for an answer for my lack of connectivity -- per my
>>> last post, I don't receive any packets from the server, and ntpq
>>> indicates it can't be reached. Yet I do have connectivity via the IPv6
>>> address at the OS interface, and the system event log shows ntp to be
>>> listening on both the interface for the ethernet port and the
>>> associated tunneling pseudo-adaptor. Any thoughts out there? My test
>>> bed is virtualized (running the XP and Linux OSs as guest VMs under
>>> VMWare), though my target platform is not.
>>> Thanks again,
>>> Cindy
>> Never run ntpd on a virtual machine. In this case let the VMWare host
>> run ntpd. The VM clients don't need it, they get their clock from the
>> underlying VM which should be disciplining the clock.
> That is hardly relevant, I think.
> She wants to test something related to the network.

You can't use virtual machines to set the clock. It has nothing to do
with the network.


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