[ntp:questions] Why does ntp keep changing my conf file?

Kelly, Steven J CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 56120 steven.j.kelly at navy.mil
Thu Sep 16 17:57:23 UTC 2010


I would like to know the answer to this question, because I have been seeing the exact same problem with my RHL 5.2 machines.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: questions-bounces+steven.j.kelly=navy.mil at lists.ntp.org [mailto:questions-bounces+steven.j.kelly=navy.mil at lists.ntp.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Havey
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:39 PM
To: questions at lists.ntp.org; Rob
Subject: Re: [ntp:questions] Why does ntp keep changing my conf file?

Well you are right.  The init.d script does something that rewrites the ntp.conf file.  I don't understand enough bash to figure it out so I just started ntp manually.  It doesn't change the ntp.conf ;^)

But it doesn't work properly either ;^(
First of all this looks fishy:
[dhavey at node0 /etc]$ ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
==============================================================================
 cogsworth.aero. .INIT.          16 u    - 1024    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 dns.aero.org    .INIT.          16 u    - 1024    0    0.000    0.000   0.000

Those delay, offset, and jitter values are too good to be true and the other machine won't connect:
[dhavey at node1 ~]$ sudo ntpdate node0.rms01.wgs.sntb.aero.org
16 Sep 10:24:03 ntpdate[25389]: no server suitable for synchronization found

Hmmm...


--- On Thu, 9/16/10, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:

> From: Rob <nomail at example.com>
> Subject: Re: [ntp:questions] Why does ntp keep changing my conf file?
> To: questions at lists.ntp.org
> Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 9:24 AM Daniel Havey 
> <dhavey at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > Hehe ;^)
> > This thing is nuts man ;^)  Why does it allow my
> conf file to get rewritten?
> >
> > When I run sudo /etc/init.d/ntpd restart It wipes out my server 
> > lines and puts in one of it's
> own ;^)
> 
> It is not ntp that is doing this.  it is your /etc/init.d/ntpd script 
> which was made by the distributor of your Linux system.
> 
> Look in this script what is happening.  There is probably some setting 
> that you can do somewhere that tells the script to leave the conf file 
> alone.
> 
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