Strange ntpd error on a PE2650.

Philip Rowlands phr at doc.ic.ac.uk
Thu Mar 13 19:23:00 CST 2003


On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Adam Williams wrote:

>ntpd is the network time protocol, used to syncing time on servers.  Are
>you running xntpd?  ps -ax|grep ntp will show it.  If so stop it (i think
>/etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd stop or similar) because you don't need it running
>unless you are acting as a time server.

ntpd has to run all the time, even on leaf nodes (clients), in order to
stay in sync.

>Better to sync your servers with time.nist.gov or time.noaa.gov if you
>want to keep all your servers clocks in sync.

Please don't, unless you're willing to be a publically accessible
stratum 2 server. You almost certainly don't need the precision, and it
degrades the service for other peers.


Cheers,
Phil




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