refid value of “.LOCL.”, means that remote time server is using an undisciplined local clock as a reference and this is not accepted as a reliable time source by ntpd. Therefore ntpd is not syncing with that server.
So the ntpd is up and running but it is not syncing time from the remote time server.
ntpq -pn shows at follows:
# ntpq -pn --------- remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== 10.1.X.123 .LOCL. 1 u 532 1024 377 0.512 1016.35 0.363
To solve this problem, you can choose to:
- change time server to “clock.redhat.com” or some other time source in the internet.
- configure the local timer server with a well-formed time source, such as internet time server, or GPS time, etc.