Forcing NTP Updates Forcing NTP Updates RoundAbout (TechnicalUser) (OP) 11 Nov 03 16:31 Ok, I've set the time/date on my 2620 router, I've set the Time Zone, I've set the 'summer-time' and I've set the 'ntp server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx'.How do I force an update NOW and how do I set it up to update periodically, say, once a day? Also is there a way to check when it last sync'd, etc.?Thanks!RoundAbout RE: Forcing NTP Updates vipergg (MIS) 11 Nov 03 22:39 Did you put the ntp client enable statement in your router ? You should not have to force an updaTE it will update itself within a couple of minutes if it is working ok . Do a show a ntp status and ntp associations to see what is going on . RE: Forcing NTP Updates RoundAbout (TechnicalUser) (OP) 12 Nov 03 10:02 The 'sh ntp stat' and 'sh ntp ass' work fine but 'ntp client enable' appears to be a Catalyst command and is unavailable on my 2620's IOS (12.2(15)T8).When in Config Mode the only options I have for ntp are:access-groupauthenticateauthentication-keybroadcastdelayclock-periodmastermax-associationspeerserversourcetrusted-keyAs mentioned above I have only set 'ntp server <address>' so far.Any ideas?TY,RoundAbout RE: Forcing NTP Updates 308win (MIS) 14 Nov 03 11:01 Are you sure that the NTP server that you are trying to sync with will accept your request? (are you using a public server?) sho ntp assoc should show something like this address ref clock st when poll reach delay offset disp*~126.96.36.199 .GPS. 1 362 1024 377 248.0 -115.5 114.9list of time servers - http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock2a.html Brian RE: Forcing NTP Updates RoundAbout (TechnicalUser) (OP) 14 Nov 03 11:46 I am trying to sync to one of my own servers that is syncing with a strat 2 server. It's a Windows 2000 Server that I have an AIX server syncing off of with no problems.'show ntp assoc' displays this:rivstrt2620#sh ntp ass address ref clock st when poll reach delay offset disp~192.168.1.11 188.8.131.52 2 63 1024 377 34.4 -1644. 8.2 * master (synced), # master (unsynced), + selected, - candidate, ~ configuredI've setup the server with "ntp server 192.168.1.11 prefer" but I don't know if it's syncing. How can I test it? Is there a way to FORCE it to sync? Are there any other commands I need to enter besides the one stated above?Thanks!RoundAbout RE: Forcing NTP Updates dx1 (MIS) 14 Nov 03 11:56 It will not work. The NTP server in Windows is very basic and will not work with routers. You can try this:http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk/I've never tried it but have heard that it works with network devices such as routers and switches. RE: Forcing NTP Updates RoundAbout (TechnicalUser) (OP) 14 Nov 03 12:02 I can run an NTP daemon on AIX and sync to that. Do you think THAT would work? Just ANOTHER case where Micro$oft proves their worth(lessness)...Thanks.