Re: ntp daemon.
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:22:57PM -0500, Joey L wrote:
> I have installed ntp server on my debian box.
> I am trying to sync with a public external time server.
> I have found a couple on the internet - but none seem to want to sync
> with me or my ntp daemon does not want to do it.
> I have entered the following in my /etc/ntp.conf file:
> server 0.us.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.us.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.us.pool.ntp.org
> server 3.us.pool.ntp.org
> I ran ntpdate and I get this error message -
> 18 Jan 12:43:23 ntpdate: no servers can be used, exiting
ntpdate should not / cannot be used while ntpd is running. Make sure
that ntpd is running and then run:
That'll show you what ntp servers you are communicating with.
You do not need to open any inbound ports on your firewall in order for
ntpd to run. Also, the default debian ntp.conf file works if you are
just trying to keep your own time accurate, and not trying to act as an
ntp server for other machines.