FC2/ntpd fails to sync - strange messages

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 17:15:39 UTC 2005


Hi,
   On my FC2 machine at boot time I get a message about ntpd starting
which says OK and then following that I get a message that say it
couldn't sync with the time servers. /etc/ntp/ntpservers has the
following:

clock.redhat.com
clock1.redhat.com
clock2.redhat.com

Are these servers known to be good or are there others that would be
better for me to sync with in Northern California?

(Or is this something else entirely like a firewall problem, etc.?)

Stripping out a few messages I found in /var/log/messages:

Jan 17 08:02:52 Godzilla ntpdate[1903]: cap_set_proc failed.
Jan 17 08:02:52 Godzilla ntpd:  failed
Jan 17 08:02:52 Godzilla ntpd[1908]: ntpd 4.2.0 at 1.1161-r Thu Mar 11
11:46:39 EST 2004 (1)
Jan 17 08:02:52 Godzilla ntpd: ntpd startup succeeded
Jan 17 08:02:52 Godzilla ntpd[1908]: precision = 2.000 usec
Jan 17 08:02:53 Godzilla ntpd[1908]: kernel time sync status 0040
Jan 17 08:02:53 Godzilla ntpd[1908]: frequency initialized 2.328 PPM
from /var/lib/ntp/drift
Jan 17 08:02:53 Godzilla ntpd[1908]: configure: keyword "authenticate"
unknown, line ignored
Jan 17 08:02:53 Godzilla ntpd[1908]: cap_set_proc failed.


Thanks,
Mark




More information about the users mailing list