Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110203
Date & Time Config cannot connect to NTP servers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
Date & Time Config won't connect to any NTP servers, either
clockx.redhat.com or other public ones, even if I can connect to them
by running ntpdate manually (firewall is disabled, iptables is not
running). The GUI hangs for a while before giving a failure message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run redhat-config-date
2. Check "Enable Network Time Protocol"
3. Select server from list or input other server
4. Click OK
Actual Results: For any NTP server, after about 30 seconds of
inactivity and an unresponsive GUI:
A connection with ntp.ourconcord.net could not be established. Either
ntp.ourconcord.net is not available or the firewall settings on your
computer are blocking NTP connections.
Expected Results: Sync with given NTP server
'clockx.redhat.com' is not a valid server. "clock.redhat.com" and
"clock2.redhat.com" are valid names. Perhaps you just made a typo in
the bug report.
Anyway, I am not able to reproduce this problem. Connecting to
clock.redhat.com on a fresh Fedora Core 1 install works fine for me.
Any progress here?
I installed FC1 on another machine and reinstalled it on the original
machine, but could not reproduce the bug either time.
The original problem persisted for the month I had Fedora Core on my
laptop, so I can only assume that there was a problem in the
installation, which seems odd since I just performed a straightfoward
But now that I've done some more investigating, it seems that my bug
is actually a duplicate of 72993, which is quite old and closed, but
was exactly the same problem that I had. Well, I'm stumped. I don't
mind if you close the bug since I can't reproduce it anymore, but the
whole situation feels rather mysterious.