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Re: ntpq no longer working -



Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
>> Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>  
>>> taharka wrote:
>>>    
>>>> How do,
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 07:32 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>>>  
>>>>      
>>>>> Tim wrote:
>>>>>           
>>>>>> On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 04:17 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> server
>>>>>>> clock2.redhat.com                                                     
>>>>>>> server
>>>>>>> ntp-1.cns.vt.edu                                                      
>>>>>>> server
>>>>>>> ntp-2.cns.vt.edu                                                      
>>>>>>> server
>>>>>>> ntp-3.cns.vt.edu                                                      
>>>>>>> server ntp-4.cns.vt.edu
>>>>>>>                         
>>>>>> Cut and paste error?  They should all look more like:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> server
>>>>>> clock2.redhat.com                                                     
>>>>>> server
>>>>>> ntp-1.cns.vt.edu                                                      
>>>>>> server
>>>>>> ntp-2.cns.vt.edu                                                      
>>>>>> server
>>>>>> ntp-3.cns.vt.edu                                                      
>>>>>> server ntp-4.cns.vt.edu
>>>>>>                   
>>>>> Yes, that is exactly what it looks like before Mozilla Compose
>>>>> mutilated them
>>>>> in producing "plain text."
>>>>>           
>>>>>> Those domains all resolve, here.  But I don't think you're doing
>>>>>> yourself any favours by referring to a bunch of NTP servers at the
>>>>>> same
>>>>>> location.  You want a collection of different servers, else you might
>>>>>> believe a set of servers to be true, that believe themselves to
>>>>>> all be
>>>>>> true, when they're not (they might all be referencing themselves).
>>>>>>                   
>>>>> Originally I had three different sources within a few hundred miles in
>>>>> hope of minimizing delays, some went away over time and the two left
>>>>> always
>>>>> worked well enough for my purposes.  Your suggestion is obviously
>>>>> valid. But I still can't see what's happening, since ntpq doesn't
>>>>> work even when I
>>>>> reduce the list to just the Redhat server.
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I picked a collection that come from different locations:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> server 0.pool.ntp.org iburst
>>>>>> server 1.pool.ntp.org iburst
>>>>>> server 2.pool.ntp.org iburst
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Plus a couple of more local ones, to me (au.pool.ntp.org and my
>>>>>> ISP's)
>>>>>>                 
>>>>> I can do something similar but first need to fix my problem.
>>>>>             
>>>> Any hints/errors in /var/log/ntp?
>>>>         
>>> I haven't found any such log, locate *log*ntp* produces nothing I
>>> recognize as useful?
>>>
>>> I did find:  /usr/bin/ntpstat
>>> synchronised to NTP server (198.82.1.203) at stratum 3
>>>   time correct to within 79 ms
>>>   polling server every 512 s
>>>
>>> Which seems to indicate ntp is working at least but I don't have the
>>> convenient data display I am accustomed to.
>>>     
>>
>> Why not try using ntpq in interactive mode.  Use -i to get to that
>> state.  Then raise the debug level with "debug more" and try "peers".
>>
>> Ed
>>   
> This is what I got ;
> 
> ntpq -i
> Name or service not known
> ntpq> debug more
> debug level set to 1
> ntpq> peers
> ***No host open, use `host' command
> ntpq> host 198.82.1.203
> current host set to 198.82.1.203
> ntpq> peers
> 198.82.1.203: timed out, nothing received
> ***Request timed out
> ntpq> debug more
> debug level set to 2
> ntpq> peers
> 198.82.1.203: timed out, nothing received
> ***Request timed out
> ntpq>
> 
> I'm not sure I'm using this right but it seems not matter what I try
> ntpq does nothing
> and it always worked in the past.  At first I thought it might be due to
> the round trip transit time
> between here and the satellite which probably add a quarter of a
> second?  But it seems to me that
> I've seen some long delays in the ntpq data at times although that's not
> typical, normally more like
> .160 [s/ms?].

I assume ntpd is running....

Anyway, instead of setting host to 198.82.1.203 set it to 127.0.0.1 and
try again.


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