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  • 1.  ntp associations stuck in INIT but can set date via CLI

    Posted 04-04-2022 13:24

    I can successfully  set NTP date via CLI:

    > set date ntp
     4 Apr 09:54:26 ntpdate[56888]: step time server offset -0.013953 sec

    But when I add the same server in the configuration

    > show host has address
    > show configuration system ntp

    the NTP daemon gets stuck in the INIT state:

    > show ntp associations
         remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
     time-a-g.nist.g .INIT.          16 -    -  512    0    0.000    0.000 4000.00
     india.colorado. .INIT.          16 -    -  512    0    0.000    0.000 4000.00

    If I had a firewall issue, I would expect set date ntp to give me timeout. I am confused why it's stuck.

  • 2.  RE: ntp associations stuck in INIT but can set date via CLI

    Posted 04-05-2022 09:55
    it might be that 'set date ntp ...' uses an unprivileged source port. So you could have a firewall issue after all.
    You should be able to confirm with monitor traffic | Junos OS | Juniper Networks