[lug] NTP Configuration

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Wed Sep 26 10:18:25 MDT 2001

>>>>> "Glenn" == Glenn Murray <gmurray at Mines.EDU> writes:

Glenn> No luck, the /etc/ntp.conf server time-c.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov
Glenn> #server time-b.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov #server
Glenn> time-a.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov server time.nist.gov server
Glenn> utcnist.colorado.edu driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
Glenn> #dirfitfile /etc/ntp/drift authenticate no

Glenn> still gives

Glenn> $ sudo ntpdate -v 26 Sep 09:14:07 ntpdate[556]: no servers can
Glenn> be used, exiting

note that ntpdate is a command line tool, and doesn't read the config
file. If you run ntpdate you should do:

ntpdate time.nist.gov

(or whatever server you want to sync to). 

To see your config file working you need to start the xntpd and wait a
bit and should see syslog messages from it about being synced. ;) 

Kevin Fenzi
MTS, tummy.com, ltd.
http://www.tummy.com/  KRUD - Kevin's Red Hat Uber Distribution

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