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Re: ntp issue.





Thanks for the info. I have done the things you mentioned but it still
seems to be losing time. For example I have been doing the testing on one
machine, I have made the changes you said, stopped started the ntpd service
and within a couple of hours it was 1.6 sec behind the Windows servers it
is time slaving from. My guess would be that if i leave it for a week it
will be a least couple of hours behind.
I have checked the drift file contents and it is just set to 0.000 and also
the key file does not have anything in it apart from the default values. It
seems to have a problem after the service have been restarted ( maybe issue
polling and retrieving the information ) because when this is done it
communicates with the server and the time it spot on.

Can anyone suggest something else to try!

Regards

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On 31/07/07, Andrew Bridgeman corusgroup com
<Andrew Bridgeman corusgroup com> wrote:
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> The ntp information is below. The Full IP address is show below just as
> "IP" for security reasons.
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> restrict default ignore
> restrict IP mask 255.255.255.255 nomodify notrap noquery
> restrict 127.0.0.1
> server IP
> fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10
> driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
> broadcastdelay 0.008
> authenticate yes
> keys /etc/ntp/keys
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> Let me know what you think?
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> Regards
>
> Andrew Bridgeman
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> On 31/07/07, Andrew Bridgeman corusgroup com
> <Andrew Bridgeman corusgroup com> wrote:
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> > Hello All,
> > I have a strange issue at the moment with regards ntp
> > working incorrectly on 35 of our Redhat WS Version 3 Linux machines. I
> have
> > set them all up the same way so they use the IP of our Windows Cluster
> > machine I did this by adding the IP to the ntpservers file and the
> > tick-servers file. In addition edited the ntp.conf file to show the
> cluster
> > IP as well.
> >
> > What I seem to get is time differences on the machines within a day of
> > stopping and starting the ntpd service. For example I did this
yesterday
> > and below shows all the machine times now ( 24 hours ) later, you will
> > notice there are 30 sec to a minute differences already and I bet with
in
> > a week or a month they get even more out of sync. Has any body got any
> > ideas on what i can check or change to get this working correctly as
> > currently it is causing real issues when we run analysis jobs over
night.
> >
> > Time on Machines
> > ==============
> > Tue Jul 31 10:38:46 BST 2007
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> > Regards
> >
> > Andrew Bridgeman
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> What does your ntp config look like? (grep -v ^\# /etc/ntp.conf)
>
> Anything in the ntp log?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Herta
>

Try putting your restrict clauses towards the bottom of the file.
Also verify that the drift file exists, and that it's owner and group
are set to ntp.  Also check syslog for ntp errors.
FWIIW, I usually find it easier to write ntp logs to an alternate log
file, which you can do by adding a clause such as this one:

logfile   /var/log/ntp          # alternate log file

Kind regards,

Herta

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