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NTP requests

zpeterk
Grafter
Posts: 377
Registered: 14-04-2007

NTP requests

At 14.56 yesterday my router (FR114P) started sending time (NTP) requests to 12.7.210.177 every 5 seconds although in the router settings there is no address set. The requests were answered, it stopped this morning at 7.01. The firmware is the latest. Should it do this?
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NTP requests

IIRC, there is a pre-defined value within the router.

The IP you posted resolves to time-a.netgear.com, and shows as belonging to Netgear on the ARIN database.

I would say this is perfectly normal.

As for non-stop requests. I can only suggest this happens when the answers do not come quick enough for the router to class them as valid.

You might want to use the address ntp.plus.net instead. This reolves to the 4 DNS servers PlusNet supply. Whilst an unofficial server, they are good enough, and a lot closer to home.
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

NTP requests

All the netgear routers I have come across don't have a way to change the NTP server it uses for a time sync so you may be stuck with it's internal setting.
zpeterk
Grafter
Posts: 377
Registered: 14-04-2007

NTP requests

Thanks Guys

I see the router says the dns are 212.159.6.9 and 212.159.6.10 not the 13.49 & 13.50 are these the right ones to be using now?

On a Fr114P you can enter the address of a NTP server.
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

NTP requests

The 2 sets of DNs servers are now assigned depending on where your ADSL connection terminates - telehouse East get 13.49 & 13.50 and telehouse north get 6.9 & 6.10 (I think) as the assigned DNS servers are situated in those locations.

6.9 & 6.10 are perfectly valid Plusnet DNS servers for you to use.