[ntp:questions] ntpd -qg VS ntpd in Linux client ?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Sun Apr 29 01:31:34 UTC 2007

On 2007-04-28, Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> IIRC, ntpd -qg sets (steps) the time unconditionally (-q) and then quits 
> (-g).

-g allows ntpd to exceed the panic threshold, which is 1000 s by
default. This option allows the time to be set to any value without
restriction; however, this can happen only once (and not necessarily at

-q makes ntpd exit after setting the clock the first time

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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