Hi cisaksen,
Quote Originally Posted by cisaksen View Post
It's not listening on port 123. And from what I've read so far, it looks like it is an ntp server but it does so using the rpc service. I've tried the test button on to another suse system that have ntp setup to listen to another time server and they respond to the test successfully but if you go the system it is not listening on port 123. Also the system that responded to the test successfully also does not appear on the local ntp server search.
it then must be a configuration problem. Here's what I see on one of my servers, running the standard NTP service that ships with SLES11SP3:
nde101:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
nde101:~ # lsof -i4 -P | grep ntp
ntpd      13710       ntp   16u  IPv4    24719      0t0  UDP *:123 
ntpd      13710       ntp   20u  IPv4    24726      0t0  UDP localhost:123 
ntpd      13710       ntp   21u  IPv4    24727      0t0  UDP 
ntpd      13710       ntp   22u  IPv4    24728      0t0  UDP nde101:123 
nde101:~ # rcntp status
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
*nde04.hh.nde.ag   3 u    1   16  377    0.132   -0.002   0.003
+nde32.hh.nde.ag  3 u    1   16  377    0.089   76.670   0.106
 LOCAL(0)        .LOCL.          10 l   47   64  377    0.000    0.000   0.001

Checking for network time protocol daemon (NTPD):                                                                                                                                                                                                                   running
nde101:~ # rpm -qi ntp
Name        : ntp                          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 4.2.4p8                           Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 1.22.1                        Build Date: Wed May  8 23:55:38 2013
Install Date: Thu May  8 14:59:06 2014         Build Host: gubaidulina
Group       : Productivity/Networking/Other   Source RPM: ntp-4.2.4p8-1.22.1.src.rpm
Size        : 1635382                          License: BSD 3-Clause
Signature   : RSA/8, Wed May  8 23:55:45 2013, Key ID e3a5c360307e3d54
Packager    : http://bugs.opensuse.org
URL         : http://www.ntp.org/
Summary     : Network Time Protocol daemon (version 4)
Description :
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of a
computer client or server to another server or reference time source,
such as a radio, satellite receiver, or modem.
And this even is one of our peer machines, a "client",, so to say. But our central NTP servers don't look different and I may point any client at this server at any time, without problems...