How to troubleshoot NTP issues

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Issue

  • How to debug NTP issues
  • NTP troubleshooting techniques for accurate and reliable time sync.
  • How to check if NTP clients are synchronizing correctly with NTP servers
  • What is the purpose of ntpq utility and meaning of different paramenters in ntpq output
  • How to verify whether NTP client and Server configuration is working properly
  • How to fix system clock time drift or deviation issue using NTP

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Network time Protocol (NTP)

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