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    Default Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    Hi!

    Updated one of my TW 64 KDE today to the latest version, just to find out that it is now trying to contact Google time servers, which are blocked in my firewall.

    Have blocked access events in my perimeter firewall logs, trying to reach:

    216.239.35.12:123
    216.239.35.8:123
    216.239.35.4:123


    My time is set in YaST to be obtained from specific NTP server (specified by IP, not hostname).

    Is this a new "feature" of Firefox 57? Only application running on this machine.

    Very strange...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    ...had a look back in the firewall logs, earliest I could find:

    Nov 18 09:25:55 .... 216.239.35.12,...,123,

    So it started last Saturday morning...

    Did updates on 17-NOV... strange...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    Hi!

    Updated one of my TW 64 KDE today to the latest version, just to find out that it is now trying to contact Google time servers, which are blocked in my firewall.

    Have blocked access events in my perimeter firewall logs, trying to reach:

    216.239.35.12:123
    216.239.35.8:123
    216.239.35.4:123


    My time is set in YaST to be obtained from specific NTP server (specified by IP, not hostname).

    Is this a new "feature" of Firefox 57? Only application running on this machine.

    Very strange...
    Hi
    Don't see it here with Firefox 57 and Gnome shell, just the normal ntp comms with ntp servers as configured.

    Maybe a plugin or a DE feature...?
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    ...on Friday updates FF57 was not included, I checked /var/log/zypper logs...

    Very strange, as no other applications are running on this machine, besides plain vanilla TW64bit with KDE.

    And only AddOn on FF is No Script...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    ...on Friday updates FF57 was not included, I checked /var/log/zypper logs...

    Very strange, as no other applications are running on this machine, besides plain vanilla TW64bit with KDE.

    And only AddOn on FF is No Script...
    Hi
    Here you go.... systemd... mine are remmed out.... I'm guessing yours are not.
    Code:
    cat /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf
    
    # See timesyncd.conf(5) for details.
    
    [Time]
    #NTP=
    #FallbackNTP=time1.google.com time2.google.com time3.google.com time4.google.com
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    ...looks EXACTLY the same way on this machine... Sorry...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    I had a look in the logs of ntpd, there is no error for the configured NTP server and no events loged for these Google NTP servers. Must be something else...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    ...looks EXACTLY the same way on this machine... Sorry...
    Hi
    So what's the status of;
    Code:
    timedatectl status
    
          Local time: Tue 2017-11-21 11:02:22 CST
      Universal time: Tue 2017-11-21 17:02:22 UTC
            RTC time: Tue 2017-11-21 17:02:22
           Time zone: America/Chicago (CST, -0600)
     Network time on: no
    NTP synchronized: yes
     RTC in local TZ: no
    Is Network time on?
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    Default Re: Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    Looks normal

    Code:
    timedatectl status
          Local time: Tue 2017-11-21 18:11:27 CET
      Universal time: Tue 2017-11-21 17:11:27 UTC
            RTC time: Tue 2017-11-21 17:11:27
           Time zone: Europe/Berlin (CET, +0100)
     Network time on: yes
    NTP synchronized: yes
     RTC in local TZ: no
    What is network time?
    Kind regards

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    Default Re: Why trying to contact Google time servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    Looks normal

    Code:
    timedatectl status
          Local time: Tue 2017-11-21 18:11:27 CET
      Universal time: Tue 2017-11-21 17:11:27 UTC
            RTC time: Tue 2017-11-21 17:11:27
           Time zone: Europe/Berlin (CET, +0100)
     Network time on: yes
    NTP synchronized: yes
     RTC in local TZ: no
    Hi
    Turn this off;
    Code:
    Network time on: yes
    
    
    timedatectl set-ntp false
    I would surmise if you do that google will disappear...

    FWIW, those were introduced to smear time for the leap second.... https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/1...c_ntp_servers/
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