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2answers
29 views

How to configure NTP has a TAI or GPS time reference?

For our project, we would like to have all servers and systems synchronised to a linear time reference (without leap second). Therefore, we would discard UTC but are very interested in advertising ...
5
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3answers
128 views

hyper-v server time sync source - PDC / external NTP?

The environement: 10 Hyper-V hosts, all AD joined a lot of VMs AD joined and some not some AD DCs including PDC as Guests What You think is the best approach to time sync a hyper-v farm with AD ...
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1answer
61 views

Gentoo server time issue, can't manually set time, NTPD won't correct, too big of a time difference

So, my server is living in the future, unfortunately I can't get lottery numbers, or stock picks out of it. It thinks this is the time: Thu Nov 7 04:07:18 EST 2013 Not correct, I tried to set the ...
2
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2answers
147 views

Set up an NTP server to allow local machines to be syncronised for Linux

I am trying to set up a machine to act as an ntp server to which the other local machines will syncronise their times to. This needs to happen regardless of whether the ntp server machine is connected ...
9
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2answers
468 views

What is the strategy for detecting time drift in a linux based data centre?

What is the strategy for detecting time drift in all linux based data centre? This is a more difficult problem than it seems at first. Time drift can cause serious problems for certain applications ...
2
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0answers
47 views

Pinpointing source of clock inaccuracy

I am having a huge problem with the clock on a Windows XP machine. Whether getting its time from the domain controller using w32time and an ntp server (PDC) / client, from a GPS clock directly using ...
0
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0answers
90 views

Meinberg NTP Client large wandering

All, One of the computers on my network runs Windows Embedded Standard and is running the meinberg NTP client and gets its time directly from a GPS clock. The service is set to run automatically and ...
0
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2answers
234 views

Discovering NTP servers providing time service on network

As a linux (Debian-based) host on a network, how can I discover whether an NTP service exists somewhere locally on the network? Thanks.
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1answer
108 views

Less < 10 ms time synchronization solution on Windows [closed]

I am looking for a software / hardware network time synchronization solution. Requirements: Number of nodes ~ 40 The time reading will be performed from a Windows Software (Server 2008 or 2012) ~ ...
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2answers
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Is it viable to use w32tm /stripchart to judge time variance of two Windows hosts from each other? A better way to discover two host's time variance?

Is it viable to use w32tm.exe's option stripchart to judge the time variance of two hosts (within a very small margin of error)? Note that w32tm.exe's stripchart function is separate than the ...
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2answers
143 views

Ntpd excessively inaccurate

I have ntpd set up (Meinberg ntp-4.2.6p5@london version for Windows on a Windows 7 client) with a bunch of nearby servers selected for low ping times (usually 10-20ms ping). However it seems my clock ...
1
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1answer
215 views

Real-time clock is wrong (from hours to years), one-time non-monotonic change at boot needed. Can Chrony solve this?

I can't guarantee a sane real-time clock on some machines (the time might be wrong by hours, months or even years). Since I also have intermittent networking, I set up Chrony in the hopes it could fix ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Setup of NTP on Hyper-V servers

I am having problems with NTP setup on our Hyper-V host and clients. I am not using Domain Controller (almost all advise is given for DC's which I am not using). On all servers I have used the ...
2
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0answers
1k views

Setting Shoretel phone time correctly with dhcpd

Our Shoretel 230 phones are not picking up time service correctly and thus, the time on the display is wrong. When I go to the diagnostics of the phone, they are using a wrong time server (old). Here ...
2
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1answer
235 views

Time issues on the Network — How to find the Root Cause

A number of application servers started erroring out in my domain. Troubleshooting led me to a missconfiguration of NTP. I fixed the issue, but I don't know how the issue arose in the first place. ...
9
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6answers
515 views

Replacing sick NTP server source and re-synching (with internal time currently 2 minutes late)

One of the external NTP servers (the primary one--currently) we're using as source seems to not be responding to NTP calls. Unfortunately, on our core router (Cisco 6509), the NTP functionality ...
2
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1answer
114 views

2 servers, times always go out of sync

I have 2 servers set with the same timezone and I set them with the same time and I have them both updating their server time from the same internet time source. But each week they seem to fall away ...
2
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1answer
238 views

NTP: ntpdate to sync time between the cp's on private network

I have two systems One acts as Primary/Active and has Internet connection and gets time from NTP server. The second system is Secondary/Passive and has no connection to the external world. Primary ...
7
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1answer
1k views

Single NTP server on isolate network

I have two linux machines (A and B) on an isolated network. They must be time-synchronized. Machine A is powered intermittently and must serve the time, as it is connected to an authoritative time ...
0
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2answers
84 views

Timekeeping between various Windows computers on network (but not all)

I have a situation where I have the following setup: ============Primary Network=============== = = Bridging Server = ...
1
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3answers
1k views

Linux Centos 6.2 “hangs” until date is synchronized

I'm having a problem that i cannot understand why or how to solve it. I have a Centos 6.2 server, that's my secondary DNS (bind 8) and DHCP (ISC's dhcp server). I need to maintain an accurate date ...
0
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1answer
517 views

ntpdate cannot receive data

I have a problem where running ntpdate on my server doesn't return any data therefore I get the following error: [root@server etc]# ntpdate -d -u -v time.nist.gov 12 Apr 01:10:09 ntpdate[32072]: ...
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1answer
594 views

Time sync fails on Hyper-V VM, but succeeds when I log in as a domain user

We have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 VM running on Hyper-V (Server 2008 R2 host). The VM has Hyper-V time synchronization enabled. I noticed that the time on the VM was fast by around 25 minutes. I saw ...
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1answer
180 views

Multiple NTP Server Instances on One Server (Linux)

Is it possible to run multiple NTP server instances on the same system? We're using CentOS for our NTP system and want to synchronize specific time depending on what interface the client comes in on. ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Do CDMA based time servers passively read timing information from the cell network?

GPS based time servers are receive only, that is, they passively read the timing information from the GPS network. Do CDMA based time servers work the same way? In other words, do CDMA based time ...
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3answers
907 views

sync time on linux using ntp and persist it

on linux to sync time with ntp you say ntpdate pool.ntp.org however after reboots, the time gets reset to some odd value again. is there a way to persist the changes? how do I set the computer ...
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2answers
215 views

Windows 2008 - Time Sync

What is the threshold in Windows 2008 when the local clock differs from an NTP source and it will not synchronize? For example, if the local time is off > 2 days, will NTP still sync? Is there a ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Windows 2008 R2 64 bit multihomed. NTP time synching issue

I have a DMZ machine that i wish to sync to a time source ().pool.ntp.org. Perimeter Firewall is setup to allow relevant ports through. Obviously local FW on the server is on and configured to allow ...
0
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1answer
578 views

Meinberg ntp for Windows - force more frequent updates?

I have a Windows VM that has time drift problems, and left to its own devices will drift by minutes per day. I know there are issues with time on VMs, but I was hoping using the Meinberg NTP service ...
1
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1answer
128 views

Current time is off on a Windows 2003 Server DC

I have a single server that is also a domain controller in a cabinet, there are no other servers attached to its domain. I've reset the time in the BIOS (from what I recall) and in Windows to the ...
1
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2answers
14k views

WS2008 NTP - Using time.windows.com,0x9 - Time always skewed forwards

I have a domain controller configured to use time.windows.com (with 0x09 flags set). I've noticed that frequently the systems' clock is fast - it varies from 10 minutes to even 45 minutes. I always ...
2
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2answers
137 views

Better to use same or closer NTP servers when distributed?

I have a group of servers located in several data centers. They should all be synced so that they have the same time, and ideally, should also have the correct time. Is it better to sync them all ...
7
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3answers
231 views

Managing multi-timezone servers

What would be an ideal time and timezone setup for multi-country servers? Especially considering one central IT team managing these servers. Currently we have each server using a local timezone. e.g. ...
2
votes
1answer
730 views

How can I sync time between two ubuntu computers, not connected to the internet

I have two computers connected to each other over an ad-hoc wifi. How can I make the first computer always sync to the time of the second computer? I tried playing with NTP, but could not figure out ...
1
vote
4answers
481 views

Getting time to sync with NTP on Centos 5 VM

My Centos 5 VM is drifting time. I have scoured different answers to solve this problem. I've looked at the VMWare's tips and added tinker panic 0 on top of my ntp.conf file. I also changed the ...
1
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2answers
3k views

System clock drifting out of sync with hwclock and ntpd

My current system drifts from the hwclock and ntpd dramatically. I've looked at many forums and posts online and on SF, but haven't found a suitable solution. Here is my ntpq -pn output: remote ...
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2answers
157 views

Reset kernel time (PLL/FLL)

ntp trys to adjust the kernel's time variables, in order to improve the performance of a free-running time. I am searching a way to reset these variables, but I can't find a programm/command to do ...
0
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1answer
3k views

System time is wrong in Proxmox VE host, how can I fix it?

I'm using the latest version of Proxmox VE (which is based on Debian) and I can't fix the wrong time problem: $ pveversion -v pve-manager: 1.7-11 (pve-manager/1.7/5470) running kernel: 2.6.32-4-pve ...
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3answers
309 views

Unix timestamp deviation

I have two Ubuntu servers which synchronize their timestamp to europe.pool.ntp.org every night. Just before they sync, I can see a difference of 4 seconds between the two servers. One of the servers ...
1
vote
5answers
813 views

precise time synchronization of solaris servers with NTP over LAN / WAN

I have 2 servers on a LAN that I want to precisely synchronize. the goal is to have a time difference < 500 microseconds, constant, with no drift (from what I've found on the web, this is ...
6
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7answers
3k views

Local or public NTP servers?

For a relatively large network (thousands of hosts) - what are the arguments for and against running a locally managed (pool of) NTP server(s) (perhaps periodically set via some public NTP server) and ...
6
votes
7answers
41k views

Why is ntpd not updating the time on my server?

I have ntpd running on my server. It's all the default settings, except I commented out its ability to be a server to other machines: # restrict -4 default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

How can I compare an ntp server's time to my server's time?

I have ntpd running on a box. I want to see how the time on the box compares to the time retrieved from ntp.ubuntu.com. Is there an easy way to do this?
0
votes
1answer
659 views

Query NTPD's monlist remotely?

How do I query NTPD for monlist remotely? It would be nice to be able to keep track of what's happening with the time server!
3
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2answers
555 views

What increments stratum in NTP?

Sorry, it's just not that clear to me from the man pages, Wikipedia, etc. I understand the concept of stratum 0 as an authoritative time source and stratum 1 as the connected server. However, I am ...
16
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7answers
7k views

Should servers have their timezone set to GMT/UTC?

This may not be a big deal for smaller shops that only have one or a few site, but for larger organizations this is something I'm curious about. What are the pros and cons have having all/most of ...
0
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3answers
86 views

Server Time Jumped Ahead 7 Months

CentOS 5.x My CentOS server appears to have jumped ahead 7 months. I'm not sure how or why. Are there any logs in CentOS that could provide more insight here? Unfortunately, ntpd was not running. ...
2
votes
2answers
233 views

At Windows start up the Time Service takes about 30 minutes to converge

I'm looking for information on how the Windows TIme Service over a domain affects the hardware clock. The machines are clients on a Windows AD domain with the basic time services. It's not our network ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

How was my ubuntu server's time set without ntp?

I was just installing ntp on an ubuntu server that had the wrong time by a minute, and I got to wondering, how did it get any time at all to begin with? Is there some other process that sets the time ...
1
vote
3answers
249 views

What is the most simple way to automatically update the time on a server?

On ubuntu server my usual solution is just to install the ntp package and call it a day. This installs all the binaries I need and has ntpd start at boot time. Right now I'm working on a server ...