Re: Setting Up NTP for Time Sync
From: Marius (m_at_address.invalid)
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 12:10:20 +0000 (UTC)
W. Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Here's my total focus right now.
> Why can't I synch off of the NTP machine from linux?
But you can... See your text below.
> I can specify a location for the ntp server.
> One of them [...] is 192.168.0.3, which is my XP machine.
> Another, provided by RH, is clock1.redhat.com.
OK. So you specified two possible time sources for testing. Good.
> I deliberately set the clock off by 15 seconds.
> If I specify 192.xxxx, I do not get any correction.
So you observe, that you don't get time corrections from your XP.
Non conclusive yet.
> I then dial into my ISP from the Linux machine [...]
> I now use the tool again, but specify the clock1 entry.
> It resets the clock to the correct time.
So here you observe, that using another time source you _do_ get
time corrected on your Linux box. Good.
Conclusion 1: NTP synch _works_ for your Linux box _with_ _a_
_working_ _time_ _server_.
> I again set the clock off by 10 seconds or so, and do the
> same with 192.xxxxx. Nothing.
Here you repeat your first test, but this time with an
added knowledge of NTP sync working with another source.
Non conclusive yet, but your following assertions:
> Either XP isn't set up to deal with NTP or the request
> never makes it to XP.
> The question remains, why doesn't this work?
1) check networking:
- can you ping your XP box from your Linux box?
- other way round as well?
- using names as well as IP numbers?
- can you transfer some data between both boxes?
(Samba, www, etc.?)
Only after you positively verified each step from '1'
2) Is NTP _server_ installed and configured on XP?
(how to check this one is up to you. I don't do windows).
PS: Reading this veeery lengthy thread reminded me of an
old joke. Disclaimer: absolutely no offence meant.
Holmes and Watson went for a night out camping.
They went to sleep in their tent.
In the middle of the night Holmes silently wakes up Watson
and asks him to look up and describe what he sees.
Watson looks up and begins to describe how beautiful the
starlit night sky is, and how many stars there are and how
romantic and scientific the wiew is...
Holmes impatiently interrupts him saying "you fool! don't you
_see_ that someone stole our tent?" :-)