This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control TIME-3116 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.
How to solve
Any time server listed as a stratum 16 server is most likely not working correctly. This can be caused by the lack of connectivity, or too strict filtering. Check your NTP configuration to ensure all NTP servers are reachable and restart the NTP daemon.
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