[ntp:questions] Stratum goes back to 16 all the time
stenn at ntp.isc.org
Sun Dec 31 00:48:42 UTC 2006
>>> In article <4596B997.3080402 at cag.zko.hp.com>, Tom Smith <smith at cag.zko.hp.com> writes:
Tom> 5) Use "ntpdate -b [server]" to set your clock to the correct
Tom> time. This should be part of your boot or ntpd start sequence. It is
Tom> configured differently for different Linux distributions. Red Hat, for
Tom> example, uses the file /etc/ntp/step-tickers to list the servers that
Tom> ntpdate should use on initial startup.
I'd disagree with this one. I'd recommend using the -g option to ntpd (for
the initial start only, unless you are sure it is OK otherwise) instead.
http://ntp.isc.org/Support/StartingNTP4 has useful information.
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