NTP stands for Network Time Protocol, and it is an Internet protocol used to synchronize the clocks of computers to some time reference.

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how to get a subset of NTP servers from *.pool.ntp.org?

I am doing some reliability tests and needed a list of NTP servers from fr.pool.ntp.org (or any other geographic or national pool). I queried the pool 100 times but only got 13 unique servers (out of ...
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Where do computers/servers in a Windows Domain get their time settings from? [duplicate]

I have 5 Windows Server 2012 servers and around 100 computers in our domain. Recently I noticed that the time on the servers and computers is around 30 seconds fast. Where do servers and computers ...
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“NTP socket is in use” messages from ntpdate in syslog

In cron.log I can see that ntpdate is being triggered from a cron job which is running daily at 23:15 Mar 10 23:15:01 seitan /USR/SBIN/CRON[22407]: (root) CMD (/etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate) But ...
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Can I configure a server to use a user port(>1023) for NTP?

Can a linux server be configured to use a high source port(above 1023) for NTP synchronization with a Stratum 1/2 server? Are there any disadvantages to doing this?
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Risk of starting NTP on database server?

I've heard rumors of bad things happening to database and mail servers if you change the system time while they are running. However, I'm having a hard time finding any concrete information on actual ...
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ntpd logging debug to ntpd.log

using ntpd 4.2.6p5 on redhat 6.5 How do I configure /etc/ntp.conf to generate debug messages to logfile? in /etc/ntp.conf I have logfile /var/log/ntpd.log but that only does very basic entries. ...
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date and sleep during leap second [closed]

Did you ever watch what happens with a sleep during a leap second or what date will show us? Most UNIX systems can handle a sleep with a fraction of a second and the date command can display ...
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NTP offset warning when no NTP server is defined and NTP not running?

I just want to preface by saying that I am still learning linux and don't have too much experience with it. My job requires me to monitor an alert system for our clients hosts that are running our ...
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Cisco SG300 SNTP servers always down

I'm trying to setup the SNTP of a new Cisco SG300-48 Switch in L3 mode. So far I have enabled the Main Clock Source (SNTP Servers) option (Administration -> Time Settings), set my time zone and ...
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What causes ntpq refid CRYP when authentication is successful?

I have five servers that I'm configuring for production use based on a configuration we've recently tested. The servers are RHEL6 with NTP version 4.2.4p8@1.1612-o. Right now, though, I'm trying to ...
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What happens when DC cannot reach external time server?

We have a small Windows 2012 R2 domain with a single DC. The DC is advertising as a time server, and the clients are syncing just fine. The DC is getting its time from an external time server, and ...
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Why my server on Digital Ocean woke up with a wrong time?

Today one of my servers hosted on Digital Ocean (the only one hosted there) is reporting wrong time. It's two hours late. sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata # then I set up the timezone to Europe/Rome ...
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Using RTC to synchronize ntpd when offline

I need a stable configuration, presumably using ntpd, to keep system clock as precise as possible. Background: I have several embedded devices (arm9) running linux (currently: 3.16.1 / debian 7.2) ...
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Server Migration 03 -> 12

I have run into a wall and out of ideas. Here's the situation. I have a client that has a old '03 DC with a 12 replicating the '03 server. It is out dated and has to many group policies and stuff it ...
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chronyd peer not syncing

I would like to configure two my servers as chronyd ntp peers. Both servers run on amazon ec2, one on centos 7, one on rhel 7 -what is minimal chrony peer configuration ? I cant use my other server ...
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Resync windows time after a long power outage

I'm facing the following situation: We have a computer with Windows 8 Standard Embedded. The machine is an industrial computer that doesn't have a CMOS Battery but a capacitor (a Gold Cap acting as a ...
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Ubuntu server is randomly having large time sync issues

It seems that randomly the time on my server will jump forward several hours. This happens randomly and the only way I've found to fix it is to manually force an NTP call. I don't see anything out of ...
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What does this shell script mean? [closed]

#!/bin/bash /usr/sbin/ntpdate ntp.jst.mfeed.ad.jp I found such a script file,maybe it is used to confirm the time, can you explain it in detail?
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ntpd keeps adding local servers while being told not to

I'm configuring ntp inside a corporate network. I've done restrict default ignore restrict -6 default ignore and listed servers explicitly (I'm using public servers from pool.ntp.org). I also ...
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ntp authentication - MD5 - freeBSD

NTP claims to support md5 authentication. The docs I've found aren't clear enough for my level of luserhood. How would I go about using it, with a collection of freebsd clients, and a couple of ...
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How to have ntpd serve only my local subnet

I have a few servers with public Internet IP addresses like A.B.C.x. One of my hosts (A.B.C.10) runs ntpd and I have it syncing it's time from europe.pool.ntp.org. Now I only want to allow hosts ...
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Proper NTP configuration for a few servers

I have about 20 Linux servers in a small network and I need their clocks decently close to each other (e.g. within 20msec). I've started with every one of them synced to europe.pool.ntp.org and the ...
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NTP Version Check

How can I check other NTP server's NTP version without query the server? NTPv3 and NTPv4 network packet is different, and I know I can just catch the packet and analysis it when ntpd is doing sync. ...
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NTP not sync the time continuously, Have to restart the service of NTP then it SYNC in Ubuntu

I am facing one problem. NTP server not sync the time automatically. If I change the the time of system then NTP server not able to correct it. After reboot the service of NTP it sync the time ...
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How to update NTP-deamon on a Debian Squeeze (Proxmox 2.x)?

Because of security issue in NTP (CVE-2014-9295) I need to update NTP-deamon on a Debian Squeeze (it is the Proxmox 2.x installation). The problem is that it is a productional system and I can not ...
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Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead

Our Active Directory server has a problem whereby the time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead of the real time. This causes authentication issues on the network. I have tried syncing to an ...
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Does windows server provide a standards-based NTP service?

We use a PHP script for syncing time against a NTP time server. All of it works, but when working with windows server, the script fails. Is there a modified version of NTP working inside the original ...
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Main DC is no longer NTP or hold FSMOs

Good Afternoon, We two virtual DC and one local physical read only DC. When we moved our data center offsite with a warm backup site we p to v our DC’s and DC1 was the master schema. While ...
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How to accommodate two sets of NTP servers

I have a case where, within one company, half of the devices synchronize to a set of NTP servers (including a GPS based one), and the other one on another set (also including stratum 1 servers). I ...
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Neglected services on old DC - how to move to new DC?

We have installed a new Server 2012. The new server: DC3 (192.168.0.3), has been promoted, and is now our main DC (includes : DNS, DHCP) Schema master DC3.domain Domain naming master ...
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Server times off by over 1 minute after recently syncing

I manually synced the times (and matched hardware times) on two servers A and B. NTP was running on both machines, so I made sure the /etc/ntp.conf files were identical (the time servers on B were ...
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Why does (should?) dispersion prevent ntp from updating?

Yes, root dispersion is the maximum clock time difference that was ever observed between the local clock and the root clock. I'm still not sure what this means exactly. The situation that develops is ...
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Synchronize clock with NTP while online, and with RTC while offline?

Is there a existing mechanism that synchronizes a linux system with NTP while online, and with a predictably drifting RTC while offline? We operate remote "collectors": embedded Linux systems that ...
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configuration to use gps time with no internet connection

I use ntp with a GPS device with PPS on port /dev/ttyS0. All seems to be fine if the machine is connected to the internet. Output looks correct. But if there is no internet connection I get: $ ntpq ...
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udev rule running setserial low_latency don't work

My server runs Ubuntu 14.04.1. I created udev rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/09-pps.rules to get GPS with PPS support work. KERNEL=="ttyS0", SYMLINK+="gps0", MODE="0666" KERNEL=="ttyS0", ...
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NTP offset between PDCe and DC (Both Hyper-V)

I'm facing an issue, here is the context: 1 PDCe (192.168.1.3 and Hyper-V virtualized) is set as NTP server, its source for time is VM IC Time Synchronization. 1 DC (Hyper-V virtualized) is ...
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Windows Server NTP Authenication

I have setup an NTP Server on a Windows Server 2008. The Time synchronization works with Windows Clients and Non Domain Clients but now i have switches that want to authenticate against NTP Server and ...
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Time Sync Issue for vm PDC on HyperV

I am a bit new the this forum. Not sure where to start but I basically found an article on this forum about HyperV Time Sync for VM Domain Controller. The owner of the post described the problems that ...
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RedHat ntp offset becomes bigger over time

I have a strange issue with a server. It is configured to use 2 servers, just like all the other server (the config is the same for a couple of server and they are all working except this one) and it ...
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How should I manage and troubleshoot NTP issues?

For some time now I've been fighting with some NTP issues in my company's network and I'm having a hard time to understand how the commands combine with the service. For example: In the server's ...
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How can I have ntpdate ignore skew?

During a server bootstrap process, I want to explicitly run ntpdate rather than rely on the ntp daemon. However, the clock can be severely skewed at this point in time, which causes an error when ...
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How can I test that I am correctly setting a new ntp server?

I have a config script that is configuring the ntp server of a machine (which is running Ubuntu 14.04) by stripping lines matching ^server .* from /etc/ntp.conf and adding a new line server ...
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ntp daemon seems useless and why my server date time is far behind my local time

I've installed ntp daemon in ubuntu to sync my date time with the network time. Now my time on the server is 11:00 while my PC date/time is 19:30. Now all my transactions date/times are logged ...
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SES time sync error

My SES setup was running fine for the last 6 months without any issues. All of a sudden it stopped working yesterday and I'm gettinng the infamous time sync error. Naturally I assumed ntpd had ...
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How to keep the time on multiple servers in sync

I want a cluster of servers to have the exact same time. All are using UTC time zone. Using NTP currently, i still see they seem to be off by 10-20 miliseconds each. Whats the best way to have them ...
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Nagios - check_ntp_time - Offset Unknown

I have a local NTP server running on the subnet to keep other subnet nodes in sync, without every node syncing with upstream servers. But, while implementing the check_ntp_time plugin for Nagios I am ...
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Windows Server system time drifts badly on Amazon EC2 instance

We've been using an EC2 micro instance for a little remote monitoring for the past few weeks, and it's bothered me badly how the system time is never accurate; no matter how much fighting I did with ...
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Why doesn't the time match on two Windows Domain Controllers despite resync?

In my domain there are two domain controllers, there is a gap of 3 minutes between their times and than I can find this difference between many clients (it depends on their DC). If I run this ...
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Virtual guest: NTP sync with host

Is there any way to get a virtual guest to only query it's current host for NTP? I'm not talking about configuring ntp.conf with the host's IP here either as VLAN's & firewalls may block that ...
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Signed NTP authentication

Using ansible, I have setup several Signed NTP servers around our network. The servers themselves are Virtual Hosts running on CentOS 6.5. I have the virtual machine guests on each host contact their ...