[ntp:questions] Re: Solairs 8 xntpd client oscillates

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Mon May 8 14:56:50 UTC 2006

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Sun's xntpd is about ten years behind the times.  Download the current 
> production version of the NTP distribution from 
> http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Main/SoftwareDownloads

I tried to avoid that because it would place ntpd outside the normal patch 
process. Therefore I googled before I posted and checked if I could find known 
problems with Sun's xntpd. I didn't found any mentioning of an oscillation problem.

It was just mentioned that Solaris 8 always slews the clock and "disable pll" 
was recommended. (That did not help, as mentioned.) As far as I understand, the 
behaviour at my system might be due to a too large frequency error. Would the 
update to a current ntp version really help in that case?


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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