[ntp:questions] ntpd association was in reject mode

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Mon Dec 25 14:57:35 UTC 2006

"ed" <seahalo at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1167042050.124732.248170 at 79g2000cws.googlegroups.com...

>> You do one or the other. Ntpd wants the clock for itself. Ntpdate
>> doesn't care, but it's not as good as ntpd; it can't be - that would
>> require having the clock to itself.
> I couldn't find the impact between ntpd and ntpdate from your word.
> Ntpd will care the clock, ntpdate will not care. But what that
> intersection of them? Or, ntpdate will change something which ntpd
> will also use ?

Yes. The clock. Ntpdate only takes snapshots, ntpd looks how the offset
develops in trying to reduce it to zero and keeping it at zero.

Ntpd does things like observing the offset a known interval apart. If
the interval isn't reliable (because ntpdate has changed the clock in
the meantime), ntpd can't estimate trends.

Maarten Wiltink

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