Redhat Timeserver down? (Czornack)

Erik P. Olsen erik at
Wed Apr 7 06:28:05 UTC 2004

** Reply to message from jludwig <wralphie at> on Tue, 06 Apr 2004
21:06:13 -0400

> On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 18:56, Brian Bober wrote:
> > Janthao wrote:
> > > I'm not sure if this is a problem with my machine or with the
> > > timeserver. Does anybody else have problems with
> > > 
> > Yes, I have that problem too, but only last couple days.
> If I remember, the ntp README, ntp protocol allows for the server to
> ignore requests when heavily loaded (drop packets, sound familiar?). In
> which event your machine ntpd will time out and try later at random
> intervals.
> Also in heavy traffic, if the sample jitter your machine receives is
> more than 128mS over three seconds, the samples are discarded.
> See the ntp README also man 1 ntpd

It times out, you can't even ping it.

Erik P. Olsen

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