I have been battling with Chrony for the last few hours and cannot seem to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
I found that my system time was set to 2015 when trying to activate Epel-release in DNF, some certificate errors lead me to trying to resolve time date issues. Below is all my relevant output:
# timedatectl Local time: Wed 2021-05-05 16:24:27 EDT Universal time: Wed 2021-05-05 20:24:27 UTC RTC time: Wed 2021-05-05 20:24:27 Time zone: America/Detroit (EDT, -0400) System clock synchronized: no NTP service: active RTC in local TZ: no
I had to set time manually, so this is actually one minute fast so that I could see if it ran correctly.
# chronyc sources 210 Number of sources = 4 MS Name/IP address Stratum Poll Reach LastRx Last sample =============================================================================== ^? ntp.speculation.org 0 9 0 - +0ns( +0ns) +/- 0ns ^? c-73-239-136-185.hsd1.wa> 0 9 0 - +0ns( +0ns) +/- 0ns ^? 18.104.22.168 0 9 0 - +0ns( +0ns) +/- 0ns ^? x.ns.gin.ntt.net 0 9 0 - +0ns( +0ns) +/- 0ns # chronyc activity 200 OK 5 sources online 0 sources offline 0 sources doing burst (return to online) 0 sources doing burst (return to offline) 0 sources with unknown address
Looking at other people’s sources output this seems not only unrealistic, but just wrong
# systemctl stop chronyd # chronyd -q 2021-05-05T20:31:16Z chronyd version 3.5 starting (+CMDMON +NTP +REFCLOCK +RTC +PRIVDROP +SCFILTER +SIGND +ASYNCDNS +SECHASH +IPV6 +DEBUG) 2021-05-05T20:31:16Z Frequency -97.480 +/- 1.274 ppm read from /var/lib/chrony/drift 2021-05-05T20:31:16Z Using right/UTC timezone to obtain leap second data 2021-05-05T20:31:27Z No suitable source for synchronisation 2021-05-05T20:31:27Z chronyd exiting
I’m not even sure where to start troubleshooting this, I have tried with and without firewalld running.
# cat /etc/chrony.conf # Use public servers from the pool.ntp.org project. # Please consider joining the pool (http://www.pool.ntp.org/join.html). server 0.centos.pool.ntp.org iburst server 1.centos.pool.ntp.org iburst server 2.centos.pool.ntp.org iburst server 3.centos.pool.ntp.org iburst server 2.pool.ntp.org iburst # Record the rate at which the system clock gains/losses time. driftfile /var/lib/chrony/drift # Allow the system clock to be stepped in the first three updates # if its offset is larger than 1 second. makestep 1.0 3 # Enable kernel synchronization of the real-time clock (RTC). rtcsync # Enable hardware timestamping on all interfaces that support it. #hwtimestamp * # Increase the minimum number of selectable sources required to adjust # the system clock. #minsources 2 # Allow NTP client access from local network. #allow 192.168.0.0/16 # Serve time even if not synchronized to a time source. #local stratum 10 # Specify file containing keys for NTP authentication. keyfile /etc/chrony.keys # Get TAI-UTC offset and leap seconds from the system tz database. leapsectz right/UTC # Specify directory for log files. logdir /var/log/chrony # Select which information is logged. #log measurements statistics tracking
I have edited my conf files a ton, my pools might be a little weird but I wasn’t sure what else to have them set to. before this there was just 1 pool directive that I foolishly removed without backing up.
# ntpstat unsynchronised poll interval unknown
Finally by suggestion of a friend, I used ntpstat and it gave me this output..
I have tried chronyc makestep and refresh, both of which have yielding nothing as well