[ntp:questions] ntpd (4.2.2p1) stays "synchronized to LOCAL"

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Tue Dec 5 20:07:16 UTC 2006

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ILmdnVqD-5g_EOjYnZ2dnUVZ_q-dnZ2d at comcast.com...
> It is definitely a clock of last resort; if it were any good at all,
> why would you bother running ntpd???

Isn't it obvious? To find out what goes into ntp.drift. (-:
With the first-order error out of the way, it isn't so bad.

> [...] If the temperature is tightly controlled, clock drift should
> be minimal, if not, the clock will start drifting as soon as the
> temperature changes.

I find my attic is a very constant environment. The stack of desktop
cases, with the gateway in the middle, certainly helps to keep its
temperature up.

Maarten Wiltink

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