[CentOS] Strange ntp behaviour?

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Nov 22 11:20:55 EST 2010


On 11/21/2010 11:34 PM, Luigi Rosa wrote:
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> Robert Moskowitz said the following on 22/11/10 01:51:
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>> Yet from this host I get:
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>> # host 0.centos.pool.ntp.org
>> 0.centos.pool.ntp.org has address 208.53.158.34
>> 0.centos.pool.ntp.org has address 69.50.219.51
>> 0.centos.pool.ntp.org has address 108.76.168.145
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>> So what is NTP doing here; why the errors for getaddrinfo?
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>> Or is this nothing more than 2 out of some many times getaddrinfo failed, but worked just fine enough to count?
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> Could be a temporary failure.
>
> Check actual ntpd status with    ntpq -p
>
> In alternative you could use "generic" ntp public pool:
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> server 0.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.pool.ntp.org
> server 3.pool.ntp.org
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> Or your local ntp public pool: go to http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/ choose your
> geographic area from the table on top right of the page then your coutry.
>
> For instance, United States server pool configuration is
>
> server 0.us.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.us.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.us.pool.ntp.org
> server 3.us.pool.ntp.org

For all the fiddling I did to set up my own ntp servers for my net, I 
should have looked that little bit extra and done this part, rather than 
just use the Centos default ntp servers.  thanks for the tip.




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