[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Fri Feb 4 21:30:44 UTC 2005

On 2005-02-04, Tom Smith <smith at cag.lkg.hp.com> wrote:

> So you're suggesting that the requirements for initial acquisition of
> an estimated time necessary to get ntpd off the grounbd are different
> from the requirements for long-term maintenance of an accurate and
> stable time.
> I certainly agree.

One way to handle this is to run 'ntpd -gq -c /etc/ntp.boot' followed by
a normal ntpd start-up.

/etc/ntp.boot would contain a list of servers (perhaps fewer than in
/etc/ntp.conf) _and_ the new tuning knob to speed up acquisition.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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