[time] problem with russian pool servers ntp.ru

Andy Spiers andy
Wed Feb 3 15:56:08 UTC 2010


I manage networks for customers all around the world and use pool.ntp.org to
keep one or more local time servers synchronised on all of them.

It works great apart from in Russia.

The following servers which are in the DNS zone for ru.pool.ntp.org do not
work for me:   s2.ntp.ru  o11.ntp.ru  o12.ntp.ru  o13.ntp.ru   o21.ntp.ru   o22.ntp.ru   o23.ntp.ru

I can ping them all and they can be successfully queried with "ntpdate -d IP"
but if I put them in /etc/ntp.conf to try and slave from them, they do not
work at all.

For example:
mylocaltimeserver:~ # ntpq -pn
      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
+       2 u  436  512  377   39.609   -6.682   0.335   .INIT.          16 u    - 1024    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
+      3 u  291  512  377    1.234   -7.758   0.133
*    2 u   37  512  377    1.257   -7.143   0.556

I get the same result from 3 different network providers (Mastertel, Comstar
and Rostelecom)

Can someone please check if these servers are broken or if I'm doing something

Maybe the administrator of these servers reads this list?

Andy Spiers

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