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RedHat 4 NTP Server with Clients No External NTP Source

Posted on 2009-06-30
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Hi Experts ---

I am in a lab environment and need to establish a temporary NTP server to run some tests.  The server will be on a machine running RedHat 4.  How do I set-up the server ( what does the conf file look like) and how do I set-up the NTP clients?  
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi,

You can find the configutarion files under /etc/ntp.conf and sstll others under /etc/ntp. If you're missing these files then probably you're missing the ntp installation files (this is ery unlikley becasue RHEL4 installs this packaes as a mandatory extension during setup)

To check if it is active you can use this command:

chkconfig --list ntpd

It should respond with:
ntpd            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off

If it is all off you need to enable it for start durinf startup like that:
chkconfig ntpd on

Then the above command should return on fer level 3 and 5.

Cheers,
K.
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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If hovewer you feel that you're missing the package you can install it using the command:

up2date ntpd

or

yum install ntpd.
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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To start and stop the service you'd use the command

service ntpd start | stop | restart

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by:GDC4S1
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KeremE ---

I have ntpd on my system.  The question is what goes in the conf file.  For example, I don't have an external timing source which is in the conf file.  So, do I just keep that and it times out or do I comment it out?
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Kerem ERSOY earned 750 total points
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oh ok. Your intial  comment also told that. If all you have is a NTP server and you have no internet connection.  If this is the case you needto find the server lines in your /etc/ntp.conf

server 127.127.1.0
fudge   127.127.1.0 stratum 10

Just leave these lines. then you'll have lines similar to these:

server 0.pool.ntp.org
server 1.pool.ntp.org


Comment each line bebings with server statement. Not you're good to go.

you can usee chkconfig to enable sntp set to start on reboot using:

chkconfig --list ntpd  

will display if it is set to run.. If it is off for all levels then it won2t run when the system reboots. to change this use the command such as this:

chkconfig ntpd  on

Then the list command must show that it is on for levels 3 and 5

f you want to start the service manually can use service command

service ntpd start

service ntpd stop

service ntpd restart





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