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Old 03-03-2005, 12:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy NTP Client How to Sync automatically

My NTP Server :
NTP Client :

At server ntpd is running.

ntp client is synchronizing with ntp server only at time i start(/etc/init.d/ntpd start)
ntpd at client.

[root@laxman etc]# /etc/init.d/ntpd start
ntpd: Synchronizing with time server: [ OK ]
Starting ntpd: [ OK ]

Ntp Client is not sync with ntp server, even when i change time at ntp server. only when i restart ntpd next time at client time , client is getting sync with server time.

i want to know how to sync clients time automatically with server. what do modify in ntp.conf file.


fudge stratum 10
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
broadcastdelay 0.008
authenticate yes
keys /etc/ntp/keys

thanks in advance
Old 03-03-2005, 01:10 AM   #2
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man cron

man at

or add a symlink in /etc/init.d/rc4.d
Old 03-03-2005, 01:29 AM   #3
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whether ntdp wont sync continously. Is it do only during startup of ntpd serverice?
Old 03-03-2005, 03:52 AM   #4
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Mine does it gradually and keeps resyncing at random times. I watch it on Gkrellm. There seems to be no pattern to when it resyncs.

If it is running, it should be working.




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