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I have a machine that is on a network with a proxy server... The ntp sync fails to go through the proxy, how can I make it go through?? What configuration is needed on my machine?? does it necessary require any configuration in the proxy server?

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closed as not a real question by womble, Shane Madden, John Gardeniers, Iain, Scott Pack Aug 9 '11 at 14:14

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An HTTP proxy should have no bearing whatsoever on your ability to sync NTP. – Shane Madden Aug 9 '11 at 2:03
all the network traffic goes through it, not just HTTP – amyassin Aug 9 '11 at 2:05
Then it's not a proxy, it's a router. – Shane Madden Aug 9 '11 at 2:09
Configure your NTP client for the network's NTP server. If the network doesn't have a NTP server, set one up. If you are a user and not the system administrator then this site is not for you, see the FAQ for more details. – Chris S Aug 9 '11 at 2:10
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Setup NTP on the proxy server to sync with the wider world and tell the isolated machine to use the proxy for NTP service.

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