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Re: ntp problem in broadcastclients

On 10/24/2018 2:44 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 08:22:49AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I has this machine running ntp normally, and set to broadcast on the 
>> $local/24 network.
> I've never used NTP in "broadcast" mode.
> If it were me, I would simply use the normal configuration in which
> each client system has the NTP server's hostname or IP address in
> the /etc/ntp.conf file.  If it turns out this "broadcast" thing
> is the problem, then I'm not the right person to help.
> But...
>> Any clues of what else to check/change?
> Well, the obvious starting point would be "ntpq -p" on each system.
> This is the new version of "ntptrace" which apparently has been
> deprecated in order to make everyone's life harder.
> In addition to that, check the logs.  If these are wheezy boxes (or
> older) then you want /var/log/daemon.log*.  If they're systemd boxes,
> then you want (as root) journalctl -u ntp.

In addition to the above, I would look at any kind of restriction
(FW...) between the clients and the server.

John Doe