Public Time Synchronization Servers

Edy Lie email at edylie.net
Tue Sep 30 01:07:56 PDT 2003


Please make sure you have open firewall port 123 udp both ways.

You might want to run tcpdump to investigate the traffic when you issued
the ntpdate command.

For example interface name fxp0 (ifconfig -a shows it)
tcpdump -ni fxp0 port 123

Cheers,
Ed
On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 15:45, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> * Lachlan <lachlan at fatpanda.net> [20030930 10:11]: wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > 
> > http://www.time.za.net/
> > 
> > The above link might be of use to you.
> 
> 
> It sure did, but still seems I am stuck. I have extracted the Stratum-2
> servers from this site and run a test against them, no luck still. The
> error msg I get is the same:
> 
> 
> root@ /home/wash]
>  2# cat FILE2 
> ntp1.icomtek.csir.co.za
> tock.nml.csir.co.za
> ntp.is.co.za
> igubu.saix.net
> ntp1.webonline.co.za
> ntp-ndf.mweb.co.za
> ntp-nld.mweb.co.za
> 
> 1# for server in `cat FILE2`; do ntpdate $server; done
> 30 Sep 10:42:58 ntpdate[55266]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 30 Sep 10:43:02 ntpdate[55267]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 30 Sep 10:43:06 ntpdate[55268]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 30 Sep 10:43:10 ntpdate[55269]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 30 Sep 10:43:17 ntpdate[55272]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 30 Sep 10:43:24 ntpdate[55273]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 30 Sep 10:43:30 ntpdate[55274]: no server suitable for synchronization found
> 
> 
> Is there something that I could be ignoring (since this is my 1st go at
> setting up a Time Server) that is blatantly obvious? For one I know (connectionwsie)
> that SA may not be the closest to me, but surely their Time Servers should
> serve me well ;)
> 
> I am still at a loss as to why I get the message.
> 
> 
> 
> -Wash
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