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Why timedatectl displayed not synchronized for NTP even if using ntpd (Doc ID 2564042.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


On an Oracle Linux 7 server, the timedatectl command shows incorrect output.
However NTP is enabled but not synchronized:


# timedatectl | grep NTP

NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: no

# ntpq_-p

remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
* yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy 2 u 74 256 377 1.263 -24.983 0.949
+zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy 2 u 51 256 377 0.797 -25.633 2.547

# ntpstat
synchronised to NTP server ( at stratum 3
time correct to within 72 ms
polling server every 256 s



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