I have configured the chrony NTP server on rhel8 by using the commands chronyc sources -v and chronyc tracking to verify the time synchronization and it has succeeded. However, when I use the command w32tm /monitor /computers:XX.X.XX.XXX from Win10 to verify it, it gives me the following error ICMP: 0ms delay NTP: Error ERROR_TIMEOUT-No response from server within 1000 ms.

vi /etc/chrony.conf server XXX.XX.XX.220 iburst server XXX.XX.XX.219 iburst server XXX.XX.XX.218 iburst driftfile /var/lib/chrony/drift makestep 0.2 5 #rtcsync #hwtimestamp * #minsources 2

Allow NTP client access from local network.

#allow allow XXX.XX.XX.0/24 #local stratum 10 #keyfile /etc/chrony.keys leapsectz right/UTC logdir /var/log/chrony log measurements statistics tracking leapsecmode slew maxslewrate 1000 smoothtime 400 0.001 leaponly bindaddress logchange 0.5

but when I use the following command to check it,it can not get the clients information. [root@test etc]# chronyc clients Hostname NTP Drop Int IntL Last Cmd Drop Int Last

How can I fix this?

2 Answers 2


Per default chrony does not work as a server who can be used by everyone. You have to configure who is allowed to use your chrony.

vi /etc/chrony.conf

# Allow NTP client access from local network.
#allow 192.168/16
allow XX.X.XX.XXX/32
  • I have configured the ntp client :[allow XX.X.XX.XXX/32],how do i verfy ntp client can access to my chrony server.
    – Jade
    Jan 17, 2022 at 9:54
  • Restart the chronyd and give it a try.
    – ulrich17
    Jan 17, 2022 at 19:38
  • I have tried it ,but it still failed.
    – Jade
    Jan 18, 2022 at 4:21
  • Have you checked the firewall, selinux?
    – ulrich17
    Jan 18, 2022 at 7:56
  • yes, I checked it and the results is following: [root@test ~]# systemctl is-enabled firewalld disabled [root@test ~]# systemctl status firewalld ● firewalld.service - firewalld - dynamic firewall daemon Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/firewalld.service; disabled; vendor > Active: inactive (dead) Docs: man:firewalld(1) [1]+ 停止 systemctl status firewalld [root@test ~]# getenforce Disabled
    – Jade
    Jan 18, 2022 at 8:37

I know its old but you actually need on the server to:

# tell chrony to serve time
# allow all clients to pull time

Make sure you also dont have some firewalld or something that can block the traffic

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