[ntp:questions] Re: NTP and Slow Computer Clock
waskowic at sedsystems.ca
Tue Oct 5 20:49:06 UTC 2004
Sorry, I realized my previous comment applied to a machine that had only
been up for a few hours. From a computer that has been running for 36
days, the contents of the /etc/ntp/drift file is 139.634.
Peter Waskowic wrote:
> The contents of the /etc/ntp/drift file is 500.000
> Darren Dunham wrote:
>>Peter Waskowic <waskowic at sedsystems.ca> wrote:
>>>I've got NTP running on the machine, which helps maintain the time.
>>>Every 30 to 40 minutes, I get a message in /var/log/messages that is of
>>>the form "ntpd: time reset 1.209444 s".
>>Have you had it running for a few days? If so, do you have a drift
>>file? What's the contents now.
>>>However, I'd like to keep time a bit more accurately. My question is:
>>>Can I configure ntp so that it adjusts the clock more frequently than
>>>every 30 or 40 minutes?
>>It does. It attempts to maintain the clock constantly. However, if the
>>clock is too far out, it is unable to do so, and the clock has to be
>Peter Waskowic, P.Eng., M.Sc.
>Senior Systems Analyst
>SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd.
>Email: waskowic at sedsystems.ca
Peter Waskowic, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Senior Systems Analyst
SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd.
Email: waskowic at sedsystems.ca
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