[ntp:questions] Using ntpdate -b SERVER shortly after SERVER boots

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Wed Feb 14 03:42:58 UTC 2007

On 2007-02-13, Richard B. gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Brian Garrett wrote:

> [---=| Quote block shrinked by t-prot: 27 lines snipped |=---]

Please trim the quoted material in your articles.

> The people trying to us NTP to "synchronize clocks to each other"
> without reference to UTC can be found under any rock!

NTP synchronizes computer clocks to a common time-base. This is usually
UTC, but it does not have to be.

The important thing is that you have a "stable tick". Otherwise you have
clocks chasing a moving target.

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

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