[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sat Nov 2 22:10:17 UTC 2013

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On 02/11/13 21:43, antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com wrote:

> Then the DNS service is not running and I cannot start it. You'll have to trust me on that, my options are limited on this occasion.

No DNS service needs to be running.  Just use a forwarding server 
elsewhere on the site, or at the ISP.  I can't imagine an ISP that 
doesn't run one, and most ADSL routers run them and announce them over DHCP.

> And this is caused by a bad system clock? Is there a chance that there is some other process running in background which is tweaking the clock which I'm not aware of?

This is not likely on Linux systems.  Unfortunately you seem to have 
disabled stepping, which makes the characteristic stepping pattern of a 
conflicting timing source difficult to see.

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