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Help! is it timesync ?

By singhjunk ·
I have two Netware 5.0 servers A(IP address 172.16.1.24 and also have an IPX address, tree name A_tree) and the other server is Server B address 172.16.1.28 and has a IPX address also and tree name is B_tree). The Server B is the server which I justinstalled lately and has its own tree and was on different network. Servers have no replicas. Later I had to put both the NetWare servers in the same network along with other NT servers. Now all of sudden I was having problems with the primary NetWare server (Server A). I followed the steps for timesync and got the timesync going on both servers. Servers A was configured as a single and server B was configured as secondary. Both the servers showed Time synchronization is active. Time is synchronized to the network with exact time matching on both servers. I am using ip address of server A to be the Time source of server B. There are no time drifts, nothing seems to be worng and it looks like my primary server (Server A)Dos applications starts having problems after a while and if I take out the secondary server ( serverB) out of the network all seems to work fine. Any guesses whats wrong here. Is still a timesync issue and how to resolve this. I am using Single-secondary relationship.
I don't have any problems for about three to five hours and have no servers abend but still it seems one server affects the other and why so? No idea. There are no applications installed on the serverB right now so please rule out any applications from serverB is affecting server A . Now, Is it related time issue but there is nothing that tells that either I even tried ran dsrepair| time synchronization on both servers and it says that time is sync. I am very confused right now and any help from you guys out there will be highly appreciated.

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by Gary Trexler In reply to Help! is it timesync ?

You may want to try using NTP. In reading your question, it looks like you have your 'TIMESYNC Configured Sources=ON'. If that is the case, you can try using NTP between the server. Set server A as a 'reference' time server. Then set server B upas a secondary time server, set 'TIMESYNC Configured Sources=ON', then add in the 'TIMESYNC Time Sources' field, add server A's IPaddress followed by ":123". Then do a TIMESYNC RESET and a TIMESYNC Restart. This should allow your servers to stay in time using NTP instead of SAP. This does not always workm with older server NICs. I have seen problems with some Compaq servers staying in time.

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by JimBb In reply to Help! is it timesync ?

Could you be more specific as to what kind of problems your applications have? If server B is removed and things are suddenly fine, it may simply be that B has a faulty NIC for example, that disrupts network traffic.
I doubt if it is timesync, to be honest.

Jim

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