[ntp:questions] Re: limitation on the client time/date at ntp startup

Per Hedeland per at hedeland.org
Tue Sep 5 20:43:49 UTC 2006

In article <T1157455870 at djwhome.demon.co.uk> david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
(David Woolley) writes:
>In article <ecl43a$n38$1 at scrotar.nss.udel.edu>,
>David L. Mills <mills at udel.edu> wrote:
>> Classic way to test NTP functionality is to stop ntpd, set the time by 
>This isn't a classic way because it hasn't been an available option for
>long enough.

The option of stopping ntpd?:-) If you mean -g, I think it has been
around since xntpd/v3 days, though possibly with slightly different
semantics back then (I'm not sure if it was limited to *one* step).
Note, I'm not saying it was *documented*.:-)

--Per Hedeland
per at hedeland.org

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