ntp .RSTR. error

Andrew.Bridgeman at corusgroup.com Andrew.Bridgeman at corusgroup.com
Tue Oct 9 14:56:40 UTC 2007

I have just set up all of my Redhat Linux machines to use ntp time
synchronisation off a couple of servers. All but two of the machines have
worked fine. The two machines that do not work are the only ones running
64-bit RHEL4 all the others are 32bit so there must be something different
on these machines. The output i get from the ntpq -p command is below:

    remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay
offset  jitter

 Server 1       Server 2     4 u    4   16  377   76.417   -3.881   8.292
 Server 2       .RSTR.         u    -   16    0    0.000    0.000 4000.00

The .RSTR. is stopping the communication, which stops the synchronisation.

Has anyone seen this before, if so what does it mean and what can i do to
rectify the issue.


Andrew Bridgeman

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