[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing
david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sat Nov 2 17:22:33 UTC 2013
On 02/11/13 15:33, antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com wrote:
> server 127.127.1.0
> fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10
Remove the above. Although it seems to be ignoring them at the moment,
they are nearly always wrong, and are incompatible with tos orphan.
> tos orphan 4
Caution 4 is rather low, but that is not relevant here as you are not in
> hmode=3, pmode=4, hpoll=6, ppoll=6, flash=00 ok, keyid=0, ttl=0,
> filtoffset= -7188.7 -7186.2 -7183.9 -7181.9 -7179.7 -7177.5 -7175.1 -7173.2,
You seem to be diverging at -34.6 ppm. That's not too inconsistent with:
> 2 Nov 15:02:02 ntpd: frequency error -527 PPM exceeds tolerance 500 PPM
i.e. 500 + 27 ~= 534.
It looks like the software clock is outside the usable range. What's
more worrying, if it sometimes works, is that it varies from time to
time enough to put it just inside the useful range.
The first bit you can deal with by using the kernel time control utility
(names vary) to correct the frequency in steps of 100 ppm. However, if
the frequency is not stable, that will not give you good timekeeping.
> Could someone please help? I can add a forth server if needed, I also understand that it would be recommended to use the iburst parameter.
Adding a Scottish server, or even a fourth one from elsewhere won't help
as you already have three servers that agree with each other.
As it should have stepped before the error reached 7 seconds, it is also
possible that they disabled stepping. If the drift file value is way
out, that might cause some problems in getting lock. It will also tend
to prevent use of the higher quality kernel time discipline.
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