[ntp:questions] systems won't synchronize no matter what

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Oct 29 17:04:45 UTC 2010

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message 
news:lsudnTkv5v-ibFfRnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d at giganews.com...
> On 10/29/2010 2:46 AM, David J Taylor wrote:
>>> I had much better luck with the ntp documentation that comes with
>>> FreeBSD:
>>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ntp.conf&sektion=5
>> []
>>> --
>>> Florin Andrei
>>> http://florin.myip.org/
>> Thanks for the pointer, Florin. I'll bookmark that! It looks very
>> comprehensive, and yet not a single example of a working minimum
>> ntp.conf file is given.
>> Cheers,
>> David
> Its not rocket science!

Indeed not.

> server time.mumble.com
> server teaparty.org
> server ....
> server ....
> Select four, five, or seven public NTP servers (or private servers to 
> which you have access) and list them in your ntp.conf file in the format 
> illustrated above.  Ideally, the servers should be near to you in "net 
> space"; e.g. they should have short round trip times.
> Anything more is largely window dressing!  If you deviate from this 
> simple format, you should know what you are doing and why.

The point is, Richard, having all the information in one place, that's 


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