[ntp:questions] stepping and slewing

Rob MacGregor me at privacy.net
Sun Apr 29 21:25:22 UTC 2007

Riccardo Castellani unleashed the infinite monkeys on 29/04/2007 22:34
> What is difference among stepping and slewing mode which are used by ntpd ?

(I'm sure one of the experts will be along shortly with a highly
detailed explanation, or just pointing you to the right part of the
documentation, however...)

Stepping: Time changes in large units, quickly
Slewing: Time changes slowly

Slewing has the advantage that nothing will get surprised by the sudden
change of time.

  Rob MacGregor (BOFH)

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          and 'I need to reload.'"

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