Trying to configure my Ubuntu server to sync with pool.ntp.org. Following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime.
I've configured my ntp.conf as following
cat /etc/ntp.conf # /etc/ntp.conf, configuration for ntpd; see ntp.conf(5) for help driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift # Enable this if you want statistics to be logged. statsdir /var/log/ntpstats/ statistics loopstats peerstats clockstats filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three). server 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org server 2.north-america.pool.ntp.org server 3.north-america.pool.ntp.org # Access control configuration; see /usr/share/doc/ntp-doc/html/accopt.html for # details. The web page <http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Support/AccessRestrictions> # might also be helpful. # # Note that "restrict" applies to both servers and clients, so a configuration # that might be intended to block requests from certain clients could also end # up blocking replies from your own upstream servers. # By default, exchange time with everybody, but don't allow configuration. restrict -4 default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery restrict -6 default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery # Local users may interrogate the ntp server more closely. restrict 127.0.0.1 restrict ::1 # Clients from this (example!) subnet have unlimited access, but only if # cryptographically authenticated. #restrict 192.168.123.0 mask 255.255.255.0 notrust # If you want to provide time to your local subnet, change the next line. # (Again, the address is an example only.) #broadcast 192.168.123.255 # If you want to listen to time broadcasts on your local subnet, de-comment the # next lines. Please do this only if you trust everybody on the network! #disable auth #broadcastclient
Then I updated the system to far far away
date -s "2 OCT 2006 18:00:00"
And tried to restart ntpd and the time is still 2006.
ntpq --peers; date remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== dev1-c.sje007.i 188.8.131.52 2 b 48 64 177 80.623 1205991 1100914 ox.eicat.ca 184.108.40.206 2 b 18 64 377 24.743 1205991 1019249 ntp1.Housing.Be 220.127.116.11 3 b 62 64 177 94.714 -5.160 6962796 ns1.your-site.c 10.1.5.2 3 b 26 64 177 10.913 -9.521 6962796 Mon Oct 2 18:02:29 UTC 2006
Why doesn't ntp behave?