[ntp:questions] limitation on the client time/date at ntp startup

BG brenda.gillcrist at navy.mil
Mon Aug 21 22:51:28 UTC 2006

What is the limitation on the time difference of a client clock at ntp
startup? Is it 1000 sec? Is there an option to increase this or a
'commercial' version of NTP that will allow greater differences? e.g.

I have a local network set up with a GPS connected to one pc acting as
a ntp server. The GPS synchronizes the system clock of this pc. NTP
distributes the time to another pc on the network. It appears that I
can not change the client pc time/date more than 1000 sec or ntp will
not correct the client clock.

thank you

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