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Old 01-30-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Help with ntp

Please help! I'm trying to set up an ntp server on a RH 9 box. Everytime I run /usr/sbin/ntpdate x.x.x.x, I receive the following error. "No server suitable for synchronization." I've read the HOW-TOs and can't find anything wrong. I've also cleared my iptables with iptables -F. I'm new to setting up an ntp server so I'm sure there's something easy that I've overlooked. Below are my /etc/ntp.conf configs on both my server and client.


restrict default ignore

restrict x.x.x.x mask nomodify notrap noquery


server x.x.x.x


fudge stratum 10

driftfile /etc/ntp/drift

broadcastdelay 0.008

authenticate yes

keys /etc/ntp/keys


server x.x.x.x

driftfile /etc/ntp/drift

broadcastdelay 0.008

authenticate yes

keys /etc/ntp/keys
Old 01-30-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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You should be using the ntpd to update your time, as well as broadcast the time if you wish to act as a server. My ntp.conf looks like this (keep in mind I don't run ntpd as a server for others to use):

fudge stratum 3
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
logfile /var/log/ntp.log
When I run ntpq -p I can see that it is talking to those three servers and updating.


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