[ntp:questions] NTP/Linux Machine Issue

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Tue Apr 26 13:54:23 UTC 2011

> Dear Support,

This is a newsgroup, there is no "support" as such.

> I have a NTP server, and configure clients on it.
> I am facing an issue that the offset is too much high so there a 
> difference in
> the time between the client and the server, it is reaching 1 hour 
> sometimes.
> NTP client version:
> ntpq 4.2.0a at 1.1190-r<mailto:4.2.0a at 1.1190-r> Thu Oct  5 04:11:36 EDT 
> 2006 (1)

Your client software is five years out of date, I suggest you update it.

>     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset 
> jitter
> ==============================================================================
>      3 u   35   64   17    0.898  1194.28 
> 147604.
> *LOCAL(0)        LOCAL(0)        10 l   32   64   17    0.000    0.000 
> 0.004
> Hope you can help me in that
> Yousif Qaddoura

In your ntd.conf, remove the local clock, and add in three pool server 
lines such as:

server 0.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.pool.ntp.org iburst

If your alder NTP complains about the "iburst", remove it.

Be sure that your PC is fairly near correct time in the BIOS, and that the 
time zone is correct.  Retry NTP.

Please note that I run FreeBSD and Windows, not Linux, so the above advice 
may not be correct in its detail.

Good luck,

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