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    Member Newbie tamlyn's Avatar
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    Default Getting NTPd to start

    I just installed ntpd on my fc2 server but can't get it to work. "service ntpd start" returns OK but then "pgrep ntpd" returns nothing and "ntpstat" returns "Unable to talk to NTP daemon. Is it running?"

    I have configured a time server (us.pool.ntp.org) and I can ping it. I can even get the time using "ntpdate -d us.pool.ntp.org" which tells me I'm 53 seconds slow but if I just run "ntpdate us.pool.ntp.org" I get "ntpdate[30405]: step-systime: Operation not permitted".

    Any suggestions?
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    Hi Tamlyn,

    The error message that you get is due to the fact that the clock on the VPS is inherited from the clock on the hardware node you are hosted on, therefore the ntpdate must be run on the hardware node, and not the VPS.

    Regards,
    Dustin

    Spry Hosting Support
    hostingsupport@spry.com
    Last edited by tres; 10-25-2005 at 08:22 PM.

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    Ah it did cross my mind it might be a VPS related problem. I think someone must have done something because the clock now appears to be only 2 seconds out which is fine for my needs. Thanks
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