[ntp:questions] How to use 'ntpq -g' in place of ntpdate?

W. D. NewsGroups at US-Webmasters.com
Wed Oct 6 17:55:44 UTC 2004

Can anyone tell me how to use 'ntpq -g' to replace ntpdate?

Does "ntpd -g" go in rc.conf?

Does it take the place of:

ntpdate_flags="-bs server1.domain1.com server2.domain2.com

Or, does the '-g' get added into:
xntpd_flags="-A -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -l

to become:
xntpd_flags="-A -g -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -l

Obviously, I'd like to set the clock with brute force 
on boot up just in case it's off by quite a bit.  Then
I would like it to quickly come into synch with the
time servers that I am polling, and finally maintain
accurate time on a continual basis.

I would certainly like to keep up to standards, but 
ntpdate on boot up seems to be working OK.  What is 
the proper way to replace it and maintain my other

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