[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Sat Nov 2 23:41:30 UTC 2013


On 2013-11-02, antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com <antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, 2 November 2013 22:10:17 UTC, David Woolley  wrote:
>> [Please do not write whole paragraphs on one line.  Word wrapping is 
>> 
>> error recovery, not a standard feature, of internet mail and news, 
>> 
>> except if you use format-flowed (which is still pre-wrapped over the wire.]
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> My apologies David, I'm using google groups. If it's not formatting the text properly I'll switch to a proper newsreader.

Please do NOT use google groups. As y ou may notice above it has
introduced a blank line between every line of text it quotes. It keeps
doing that, untill you get one line of text and 999 blank lines between
each of them. Makes it hard to read. 

>
>> 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 
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>> doesn't run one, and most ADSL routers run them and announce them over DHCP.
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> I could try to amend the network to include a DNS but I'd rather not to. I know it sounds nonsense to you but this is a multimedia server used on a critical setup. I'd rather not touch anything that does not need to be touched to avoid problems with the media files. Network is part of a crucial and quite delicate secure data transfer and if the manufacturer decided not to include the DNS during network configuration there may be a reason.
>
>> > 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?
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>> This is not likely on Linux systems.  Unfortunately you seem to have 
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>> disabled stepping, which makes the characteristic stepping pattern of a 
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>> conflicting timing source difficult to see.
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> And how can I enable it again? I thought NTP was stepping over 128ms by default, where can I disable the stepping?
>
> Thanks
> Antonio



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