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Oracle Linux: ntp only synchronises to LOCAL(0) clocksource (Doc ID 1544031.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

ntpq command shows server is syncing to LOCAL(0), how to change it to real timer server?

# ntpq -p

remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
==============================================================================
<NTPSERVER IP1> <REFID IP> 2 u 886 1024 377 0.315 -208627 485.840
*LOCAL(0) .LOCL. 10 l 17 64 377 0.000 0.000 0.001

 From /var/log/messages, we can see:

Feb 27 01:53:33 localhost ntpd[21722]: synchronized to <NTPSERVER IP1>, stratum 2
Feb 27 04:49:53 localhost ntpd[21722]: synchronized to <NTPSERVER IP1>, stratum 2
Feb 27 04:50:56 localhost ntpd[21722]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 10

Cause

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