[ntp:questions] Default config on Ubuntu doesn't work as client

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Mar 10 22:30:07 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> The offset is excessive. It may be because ntpd has not run long enough
> to poll the remote time server and determine that a step is required.
> You should either (a) start ntpd with -g to allow a large initial
> time step, or (b) preset the clock with 'ntpq -gq' (or the deprecated
> ntpdate) before starting the daemon instance of ntpd

The offset is less than 1000 seconds, so -g is not essential.

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