[ntp:questions] Badly drifting system time

Tim Keck timkeck at gmpexpress.net
Sun Dec 3 13:11:34 UTC 2006

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?
Yes, but this requires proper configuration (using ntp.conf) to do so.
If you would post the contetnts of ntp.conf and the output of ntpq -p 
that would be a start.
Tim Keck

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