ShoreTel Phones & Time

We have some ShoreTel phones kicking about the office. We couldn’t figure out why they weren’t keeping time.
The reason was that the phones weren’t getting the SNTP time servers from our dhcpd server. I added:

option ntp-servers x.x.x.x, y.y.y.y, z.z.z.z;

… into the dhcpd.conf file and restarted the daemon.
Boom!

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By Paul

I’m a Detroit expat recently returned from Tokyo living in Chattanooga. I’m a consulting security professional and father of two. I promise that my views and politics are mine; not yours or my employer’s or anyone’s. I follow no party or affiliation or anything. My things are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license unless otherwise stated.

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  1. You forgot to say the part where everyone ignored the problem for three years before one line of code was written… and Boom! PJorgensen to the rescue.

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