have a look at this website http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/documentation.html
you should find some good documentation
From: Conor_D_Wynne at Dell.com [mailto:Conor_D_Wynne at Dell.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 3:30 PM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] NTP
I'm trying to setup an NTP server and having never done it before I'm stuck
The trouble is, I've no access to the Internet so I cannot reference an
external time server.
So what I've been trying to do is:
Use the local clock on one box as my reference time server. [charmander]
In the ntp.conf, it seems to have a dummy clock already setup and so I am
trying to use this.
I start the ntpd service, and configure my client[s] to point to charmander.
# ntpdate charmander
I get the following error:
no server suitable for synchronization found, exiting.
[There is a difference of several hours between the client and server, dunno
if that makes a difference]
Now on charmander, there is an error in messages saying:
Un-parsable frequency in /etc/ntp/drift
So I did a google search, and I got plenty of hits, in every language except
So what the hell does that mean?
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