[ntp:questions] NTP servers in INIT state

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Thu Apr 25 00:50:06 UTC 2013


On 4/23/2013 4:50 PM, Lakshmi Kuruganti wrote:
> Hi all, Our NTP peers are showing up in INIT state on solaris11.
> .
>   ntpq -p
>       remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
> ==============================================================================
>   nycron       .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
>   nycron       .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
>   rrcron       .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
>   rrcron       .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
> .
> I did a bit of troubleshooting and i think we are coming across authentication issue.
> .
> ntpq> rv 13479
> associd=13479 status=8011 conf, sel_reject, 1 event, mobilize,
> .
> Code    Message    T    Description
> 0    sel_reject         discarded as not valid (TEST10-TEST13)
> .
> from man page..
>   
> 0x200 TEST10
>            The autokey protocol  has  detected  an  authentication
>            failure. See the Authentication Options page.
> 0x400 TEST11
>            The autokey protocol has not  verified  the  server  or
>            peer is proventic and has valid public key credentials.
>            See the Authentication Options page.
>       0x800 TEST12
>            A protocol or configuration error has occurred  in  the
>            public key algorithms or a possible intrusion event has
>            been detected. See the Authentication Options page.
>   
> I am not seeing any  key files for NTP on solairs, any help is highly appreciated.
>   
>

I suspect that the code in this case is not valid. It is probably set to 
zero because no packet has ever been received from the server.

Please email me directly, I think I may have some information about your 
issue.

Brian Utterback
brian at utterback.org


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