I mistakenly thought NNTP and Time were the same thing
Thanks to Nikolai for the clarification!
Eddy Fafard email@example.com found ntp to be flakey and I am
finding the same thing - tried both SERVER and MULTICASTCLIENT
and it seldom works. Only NTPDATE and RDATE works everytime.
My cisco switches can find the ntp server fine (using Client mode,
polls server every 5 minutes) which is my main objective.
Am now trying to get this ntp server (Solaris 2.6) to sync up
with www.ntp.org's server, probably firewall issues as it can
transmit but nothing comes back.
NTPDATE -M WWW.NTP.ORG (Just an example! READ www.ntp.org FAQ about
Public Servers!) does work though but cant use it when xntpd is running
One caution to all: wait 5 minutes after XNTPD startup before
trying to use it for the first time from a client or NTPDATE!
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Aug 4 11:56:30 2000
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> Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 14:55:15 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Nickolai Zeldovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Edward Huang <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Network Time Server for UNIX
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> NNTP is the Network News Transfer Protocol
> NTP is the Network Time Protocol
> cisco IOS supports NTP out of the box
> Note that rdate does not use the NTP protocol; it uses the "time" protocol
> which is rather inferior. xntpd and/or ntpdate use NTP.
> For PCs running Microsoft operating systems, you can use "netdate"
> (ftp://ftp.zepa.net/pub/misc/netdate/, I believe) which uses the
> time/daytime protocol, but I consider that to be sufficient for a
> MS PC box.
> On Fri, 4 Aug 100, Edward Huang wrote:
> > HI all,
> > where can I find a Network Time Server (NNTP) for UNIX?
> > (to synchronize non-Sun devices such as PCs, Cisco routers & switches, etc;
> > for Suns, we have RDATE)
> > thanks,
> > --Ed
> > PS: only one response to my A3500FC question so far! nobody else has the
> > FC version yet ???
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