Time Synchronisation

Aled Morris aledm at qix.co.uk
Tue Oct 23 12:18:17 BST 2001

On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Steve Greenshaw wrote:

>I run a variety of FreeBSD boxes, from 3.4 to 4.4. I have one of these using ntpd to sync with an
>NTP stratum 1 server and then use 'ntpdate myntp.mydomain.com' as a regular cron job to keep the
>other boxes near enough in time (absolute accuracy is not needed).

Why not just run ntpd on these other boxes, seems like a lot less effort.
You could broadcast NTP updates and use "broadcastclient", or just
"server myntp".

They could peer with each other to keep in sync if they lose the master

> Recently however I see this
>no server suitable for synchronization found

It means the server myntp.mydomain.com isn't synced.

Run "ntpdc -c peer" to view the status (post the output if you like)

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