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Old 09-10-2009
NTP time sync in Solaris 10

Ok, I have 4 production systems. There is one NTP server for all four systems. In each system there is one Solaris 10 box that points to that NTP server. All of the other machines in the system point to the Solaris 10 machine to get their time sync.

All four Solaris 10 machines have essentially identical ntp.conf files. However 2 of the machines (the ones most recently brought into production) are off by 6-9 seconds. The other two machines are spot on. (I did an eyeball verify against the atomic time at you can just see it on the servers).

Is there a way to just bounce the NTP process on the Solaris 10 machines, and if so, should that force them to resync and as a result resync all the boxes that are getting their time from it?
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Old 09-10-2009
Native xntp on Solaris sucks. You can restart the service with `svcadm restart ntp` but it probably won't help. Try openntp.
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Old 09-11-2009
What says
svcs -xv ntp
tail /var/svc/log/network-ntp:default.log

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