[ntp:questions] NTP servers not accessible on some networks

Jochen Bern Jochen.Bern at LINworks.de
Wed May 21 11:00:51 UTC 2014

On -10.01.-28163 20:59, Antonio Marcheselli wrote:
> Apologies, I sent a reply to your personal email by mistake -
> Thunderbird has it as default.

(Are you accessing via USENET, or via mailinglist? The latter's run by
MailMan and if I'm not very much mistaken, there's a pertinent setting
in your configs there.)

> xxxxxxx-2:/etc# ntpq -p
>      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
> ==============================================================================
>    .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
> xxxxxxx-2:/etc# ntpdate
> 20 May 23:30:11 ntpdate[16690]: no server suitable for synchronization
> found

Try "ntpdate -d $SERVER" and "ntpdate -u $SERVER" as well. We had
someone's client-side firewall block NTP requests with privileged source
ports (<1024) lately, the telltale symptom being that *those* variants
suddenly worked. :-/

								J. Bern
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