[ntp:questions] Re: uk pool problem

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Mon Aug 28 21:39:17 UTC 2006

On 2006-08-28, M.C. van den Bovenkamp <marco at linuxgoeroe.dhs.org> wrote:
> Eugen COCA wrote:
>> So, all things seems to be OK !
> One after the other:

<snip: first two billboards>

> thor:~$ ntpdate -q blackhole.arlott.org.uk
> server, stratum 15, offset -210114885.349156, delay 0.10283
> 28 Aug 23:14:47 ntpdate[12137]: step time server offset 
> -210114885.349156 sec 
> But this sure isn't!

This is an excellent example of why you need to use a sufficient number
of time sources to rule out false tickers. And, possibly, a good
illustration of why ntpdate is deprecated.

'ntpd -gq' is the suggested replacment for ntpdate.

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

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