Re: about ntp
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:08:20PM +0200, Andrei Popescu (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Sat,25.Apr.09, 16:01:48, leo wrote:
> > when I exec ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org for example, the out is:
> > "no server suitable for synchronization found"
> > so it's posible a misconfiguration or no access
> > what could be the problem here?
> Sorry I have to ask, but is that box connected to the internet?
If it weren't it wouldn't give that error but something like "can't
find host pool.ntp.org" - obviously DNS works and it gets the IP but
can't connect to the server.
My bet is that either (1) port 123 is blocked on leo's end
(overzealous ISP blocking all ports not explicitly requested open?)
or (2) the server he gets won't talk to him (maybe because he's in Cuba
and the server he happens to get is in USA and following the embargo
too literally), or (3) his connection is simply so slow ntpdate
gives up before getting the reply.
Leo, try europe.pool.ntp.org instead, and if it fails, try again
with 0.europe.pool.ntp.org, 1.europe.pool.ntp.org &c up to 3.