[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing
puppa at me.la
Sun Nov 3 01:30:19 UTC 2013
> My guess is you're not meant to do it that way but then I'm
> no expert at configuring debian.
As pointed out by John, it's how the manufacturer implemented the system.
> Are you completely unable to resolve ip address to hostname
> $ host 220.127.116.11
> 18.104.22.168.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer dir.mcc.ac.uk.
Yes, I get a timeout.
Sorry but I can't really amend network settings. The network on this
machine is being used for critical secure packages and anything wrong
would have bitter consequences.
I appreciate that using pools would be better but in my case I'm happy
with just the IP numbers. If/when the servers go offline I'll change the
But thanks for your input anyway
> You also probably need to stop ntpd if it's not synced with
> a low offset of a few ms, delete the driftfile, run ntpdate
> then restart ntpd.
Which I did an hour-ish ago.
Stopped ntpd, deleted drift file, amended configuration as you suggested
server 22.214.171.124 iburst
server 126.96.36.199 iburst
server 188.8.131.52 iburst
restrict 169.254.1.1 mask 255.255.0.0 nomodify
tos orphan 6
Now after just an hour the drift is -30, and all offsets are near zero.
Same server, same network, what happened??
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