[ntp:questions] Re: uk pool problem

Eugen COCA ecoca at eed.usv.ro
Tue Aug 29 04:10:00 UTC 2006


why do you need to use 'ntpdate" ? You may use the last version of

Regarding the pool, they have implemented a scoring algorithm by
verifying EACH server in the pool twice per hour (the interval between
two consecutive checks is about 25 to 35 minutes). The method they use
for verifying is by comparing the offset obtained with the command
"ntpq -e serveraddress" with the time reported by a server considered
as a reference. So, if a server is bad, it will be for sure removed by
the pool.


1. Use ntpd not ntpdate;

2. Use a large number of servers (more than 9);

3. Use pool servers and manually entered servers addresses;


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