Time Synchronisation

Steve Greenshaw steve at softgreen.co.uk
Wed Oct 24 09:17:14 BST 2001

Thanks Aled,

I tracked down the problem eventually ... HUGELY embarrassing ... a 'colleague' had blocked NTP using
the filter on our router. Nothing quite like internal communication, is there?

Anyway, now working fine again. I will however follow up your suggestion of running ntpd on all the
boxes ...

Once again, thanks for your help.


Aled Morris wrote:

> 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
> too.
> > Recently however I see this
> >error:
> >
> >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)
> Aled
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