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

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.removeme.com
Mon May 8 16:41:04 UTC 2006

Joachim Schrod wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
>     Joachim

Nope. If it is too large, it is too large, and there is no way
for NTP to deal with that, old or new.


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