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I have a Novell server that is giving the following message:  "NTP Peering packet < IP address>. Discarding the packet."  what does this mean and is it something to worry about?
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http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/trench/5725.html

What's your NTP config currently? Sounds like your box is trying to talk past your FW.
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how would i find my NTP config? this is kind of uncharted territory for me.
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What's your NTP config currently?   it is loaded at boot.
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Server : SINGLE

Status : Synchronized


Timesync : SET Parameters
SET Value Parameter Configured Sources ON Directory Tree Mode ON Polling Count 3 Time Packets Polling Interval 3600 Seconds Service Advertising ON Synchronization Radius 2000 Milliseconds
Timesync: Polled Servers
Server Name Server Type Time Offset NTP1.CS.WISC.EDU:123 NTP Source -1.4068511500 NTP3.CS.WISC.EDU:123 NTP Source -1.4065892364
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Okay, is the IP address that you omitted in your first post one of the servers in your NTP config?
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the message is repeated on the timesync debug screen multiple times. the IP addresses listed are client machines in the network.
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Okay. Do you know how your workstations are configured to get time info?
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I believe most of the workstations have the windows time service disabled. the NETX compatability; set station time; is set to on. Am I on the same page with this answer?
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Yessir..
As I see it, if your workstations have 'set station time' set to ON, then they'll attempt to synchronize time/date with the server they connect with at login. Is the server in question the one on which you're seeing the drop packet messages?
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yes. it is the server the users will authenticate to novell on.
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Okay. I would suggest tracking down one of the workstations sending the packets and verifying that w32tm is not alive. Those packets are getting dropped for some reason by your server. Is it possible you have secondary Novell server boxes that might be querying the main server for time?
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there are 3 novell servers in the environment. I checked the timesync debug screen on the other servers and they poll every ten minutes. the message says "this server is set as a secondary" and does not appear to be an error. I will check one of the boxes to see if the service is disabled.
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i think i figured out what is going on and what is happening with these messages. thanks for your help.
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