[ntp:questions] "ntpd[7602]: synchronized to"

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon May 23 22:57:03 UTC 2011

On May 23, 2011, at 2:52 PM, Florin Andrei wrote:
> May 23 09:19:04 hostname ntpd[7602]: synchronized to X.Y.Z.K, stratum 3
> May 23 12:10:08 hostname ntpd[7602]: synchronized to X.Y.Z.W, stratum 3
> What is the normal frequency for these messages to show in the logs? In the quote above, are these messages showing up too often?
> The systems are on the same LAN with their NTP servers. The NTP servers are synced over the Internet. All systems run ntp-4.2.2p1. OS is Redhat-like. This is the client config file:

You're running a rather old version of NTPd; that log message has been removed in newer versions, because it doesn't convey much useful information.

That being said, it's not expected that the preferred time source would change that frequently.  You'd probably do better to run with at least 4 servers, so that it can better judge their reliability; with only two, there isn't much basis for comparison.


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