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

Rob nomail at example.com
Fri Aug 6 13:51:59 UTC 2010

Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.org> wrote:
> 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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