[ntp:questions] Date Jumped
david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Jan 13 07:29:55 UTC 2010
> On 1/7/10, the date on our domain controller jumped to 12/7/10, and
NTP doesn use day/month/year dates, and nor does Unix. A one digit
change in a human readable date implies a human error or a misread of a
reference clock that uses human format times.
> was there for about 11 minutes before it reverted back to the current
> date. At the time this happened, our NTP server was pointed to
> pool.ntp.org. We also have a few Novell servers that were pointed to
How many distinct pool.ntp.org servers were you using. ntpd needs
multiple, independent, servers, if it is to identify false tickers.
> the same IP addresses as our Server 2003 Domain Controller, and the
If DNS is working properly, you should have different IP addresses used
by each client for their servers.
> NTP server for our Novell network also jumped ahead. Are we the only
> ones that had this issue on this day? Or are there others out there
> that experienced the same problem on the 7th. Thanks
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