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How can I select ntp the time source for a system?

I have two Windows 2008 servers running Meinburg NTP. When I run ntpq.exe -p from one, I see that there are sources specified as current, selected, or discarded (via a +, -, or *). On another system, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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!
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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 ...
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NTPD on RedHat ES4 not synching to Win2K3 domain controler

I'm having an incredibly difficult time trying to get my red hat server to sync its time to our 2K3 domain controller. I've been through numerous ntp.conf revisions and it always ends up that the ...
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ntp returning future time

ive noticed the time on a linux server im maintaining is set to 8 hours in the future. i thought this was weird so i checked ntpd was on, and it is. i thought this was even weirder so i checked the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Compare NTPD and ntpdate

What are the pros and cons between these two ways to synchronize your server? It seems to me that your server would probably not drift more than 1 second every day, so ntpdate on a crontab would be ...