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I want to set up a server (hosted on aws/or a running system in some part of the world) as an NTP server that can be queried globally.

Currently, I have modified the ntp.conf file on the node to be made the server as server <public_ip_of_machine>. But the problem is, on using an NTP client if I try to query time from this server, or rather on using sudo ntpdate <ip_of_that_machine> it says no suitable server found.

However, if I replicate the same on my local network (the server, as well as the querying node, are all on the local network) then this works perfectly fine.

I think the problem might lie in the ntp.conf file. Do I need to put some specific restrict lines for this to work publically as well? And no I cannot list the server on public ntp pages. Is it at all possible?

  • Please edit your question to include your entire ntp.conf file used on the server. Also include the output of ntpq -p on your server. – vidarlo Jun 11 at 6:50
  • Make that the output of ntpq -npcrv. – Paul Gear Jun 11 at 21:32

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