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Ntpd Not Syncing Time with ntpstat showing: unsynchronised polling server every 8 s (Doc ID 2462894.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On Oracle Linux 7.5, ntpd repeatedly failed to synchronise time, with time drifting, and ntpd not running.

After restarting ntpd,  running the ntpstat command results in the errors below, and the time cannot be synchronised by ntpd:

# ntpstat
unsynchronised
  polling server every 8 s



Cause

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