I have two NW65SP5 servers running ntp and one SLES9sp2 server running ntp
in the same directory (they are the only servers in this directory). Both
the NW65 servers point to a single NW65 server running timesync (in our
production directory) and in dsrepair - report timesync they both are
synchronised to the directory. The SLES9 server when pointed to the NW65
server wont sync. If I point the SLES9 server to three strata 1 time sources
on the internet, which the NW65 timesync server uses, it wont synch either.
If I point the SLES9 server to the two NTP NW65 server in its directory and
the NW65 server in the production directory it wont synch.

When I first reset the ntp service on the SLES9 server it stays in synch for
about 20-30 sec then it drifts out.

I found this document and tried these settings but it still wont synch,

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/15345.html

How do I get SLES9 to maintain its timesynch to the directory ?

Its my first venture into getting SLES9 into eDirectory and using NTP, so be
gentle...

here is my ntp.conf

##
## Outside source of synchronized time
##
## server xx.xx.xx.xx # IP address of server

##
## Miscellaneous stuff
##

driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift/ntp.drift # path for drift file

logfile /var/log/ntp # alternate log file
# logconfig =syncstatus + sysevents
# logconfig =all

# statsdir /tmp/ # directory for statistics files
# filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
# filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable
# filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable

#
# Authentication stuff
#
# keys /etc/ntp.keys # path for keys file
# trustedkey 1 2 3 4 5 6 14 15 # define trusted keys
# requestkey 15 # key (7) for accessing server variables
# controlkey 15 # key (6) for accessing server variables

server 10.1.1.10 burst iburst
server 10.1.2.20 burst iburst
server 10.1.2.30 burst iburst

Here is my ntp log file

23 Jun 12:58:07 ntpd[13495]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10
23 Jun 12:58:07 ntpd[13495]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
23 Jun 12:58:46 ntpd[13495]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
23 Jun 13:08:30 ntpd[4580]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10
23 Jun 13:08:30 ntpd[4580]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
23 Jun 13:23:39 ntpd[4580]: kernel time sync enabled 0001
23 Jun 13:34:57 ntpd[4580]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
23 Jun 14:22:57 ntpd[4606]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10
23 Jun 14:22:57 ntpd[4606]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
23 Jun 14:38:03 ntpd[4606]: kernel time sync enabled 0001
23 Jun 14:50:48 ntpd[4606]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
23 Jun 15:53:30 ntpd[4692]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10
23 Jun 15:53:30 ntpd[4692]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
23 Jun 16:08:31 ntpd[4692]: kernel time sync enabled 0001
26 Jun 11:16:09 ntpd[4692]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 11:19:21 ntpd[4692]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10
26 Jun 11:37:37 ntpd[4692]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 11:35:55 ntpd[4692]: time reset -101.655791 s
26 Jun 11:40:16 ntpd[4692]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10
26 Jun 11:56:32 ntpd[4692]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 11:59:54 ntpd[17630]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 11:59:54 ntpd[17630]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
26 Jun 12:00:57 ntpd[17630]: no servers reachable
26 Jun 12:22:34 ntpd[17630]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 12:22:34 ntpd[17630]: kernel time sync enabled 0001
26 Jun 12:31:14 ntpd[17630]: no servers reachable
26 Jun 13:06:44 ntpd[17630]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 13:04:06 ntpd[17630]: time reset -157.922732 s
26 Jun 13:41:42 ntpd[17630]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 13:48:38 ntpd[27481]: synchronized to 128.250.36.2, stratum 1
26 Jun 13:48:36 ntpd[27481]: time reset -2.683684 s
26 Jun 13:48:36 ntpd[27481]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
26 Jun 14:00:53 ntpd[27481]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 14:10:56 ntpd[29445]: synchronized to 10.1.2.30, stratum 6
26 Jun 14:10:43 ntpd[29445]: time reset -13.041455 s
26 Jun 14:10:43 ntpd[29445]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
26 Jun 14:33:14 ntpd[29445]: synchronized to 10.1.2.30, stratum 6
26 Jun 14:37:30 ntpd[29445]: no servers reachable
26 Jun 15:14:51 ntpd[29445]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 15:16:30 ntpd[3773]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 15:16:30 ntpd[3773]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
26 Jun 15:20:53 ntpd[3773]: no servers reachable
26 Jun 15:30:32 ntpd[3773]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 15:48:57 ntpd[4693]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 15:55:48 ntpd[8309]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 15:57:55 ntpd[9116]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 16:02:50 ntpd[9410]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
26 Jun 16:02:41 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:02:42 ntpd[10056]: time reset +0.586323 s
26 Jun 16:02:42 ntpd[10056]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
26 Jun 16:03:53 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:05:18 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:05:21 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:05:23 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.30, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:06:37 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:07:55 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:07:59 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:08:02 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.30, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:09:14 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:09:20 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:11:50 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:11:54 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:13:09 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:13:18 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:14:27 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:14:30 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:15:47 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:15:50 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5
26 Jun 16:17:04 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.2.20, stratum 6
26 Jun 16:18:28 ntpd[10056]: synchronized to 10.1.1.10, stratum 5

Here is my dsrepair log file,

NetWare 1602.00 Directory Services Repair 10550.93, DS 10552.79
Log file for server ".NWYNZEN2.wynyard.nsw.comtech" in tree "SOEDEV"
Time synchronization and server status information
Start: Monday, 26 June 2006 4:20:47 pm Local Time

---------------------------+---------+---------+-----------+--------+-------
DS.NLM Replica Time Time is Time
Server name Version Depth Source in sync +/-
---------------------------+---------+---------+-----------+--------+-------
..NROXSLES9.wynyard.nsw... 10552.79 0 Non-NetWare No - 7
..NWYNZEN1.wynyard.nsw.... 10552.79 0 NTP Yes 0
..NWYNZEN2.wynyard.nsw.... 10552.79 0 NTP Yes 0
---------------------------+---------+---------+-----------+--------+-------

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