SUMMARY: Solaris 10 ntp client issue

From: Bhavesh Shah <>
Date: Wed Jan 25 2006 - 20:08:29 EST
Many Thanks to Darren.

I was restarting ntp daemon couple of times and as per Dareen's explanation:

"If you restart ntpd, it'll take up to five minutes for it to
resync again.  It'll be down during that time.  If you restart and then
check immediately, it won't appear to be up.  Again, 'ntpq -p' will have
more details during that time"

might have caused this problem. 

Thanks again to Darren.

My Original question was:

>Hi Gurus,
>I have setup Solaris 10 to sync time with NTP Server for which i setup 
>ntp.conf file in /etc/inet/ which looks similar to below example:
>I enabled the ntp service as svcadm enable ntp and i do see xntp daemon 
> root  8931     1   0 15:13:32 console     0:00 /usr/lib/inet/xntpd
>server prefer
>driftfile /var/ntp/ntp.drift
>statsdir /var/ntp/ntpstats
>filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
>filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable
>filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enabl
>We have Big Brother monitoring this NTP by running ntptrace and it 
>continuously giving an alarm. When i checked ntptrace command on Soalris 
>10 it gives timeout error which is why i think Big Brother is 
>complaining all about.
>bash-3.00# /usr/sbin/ntptrace
>        *Timeout*
>Not sure what am i missing on Solaris 10.
>Any help is greatly appreciated. I will summarize.
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