[ntp:questions] Badly drifting system time

yorhel at gmail.com yorhel at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 13:06:23 UTC 2006

Uwe Klein wrote:
> yorhel at gmail.com wrote:
> > I have used the NTP pool project for quite some time on several servers
> > now, and I decided I wanted to help the project by donating an NTP
> > server too. The problem is though, that my server has a badly drifting
> > system time (it's about 10-15 ms/s too fast). I temporarily "fixed"
> > that by running ntpdate as an hourly cron-job. But to run an NTP server
> > I obviously need something better than that.
> >
> > I have tried to play around with ntpd, but it didn't want to correct my
> > system time. A few hours after running ntpdate and starting ntpd, the
> > system time has drifted away again.
> > 'ntpq -p' tells me all the servers I've configured are rejected, and
> > the offset keeps growing from -100 (at ntpd startup) to -47000 (about
> > an hour after ntp startup)
> >
> > Is it possible to correct the system time somehow (preferably using
> > ntpd) so I can run an accurate ntp server?
> >
> What hardware platform and OS are you running on?
> Nvidia Chipset? Linux?

Oops, forgot to mention...
SuperMicro PDSMi motherboard (Intel Chipset) running Arch Linux (2.6.18

> uwe

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