[ntp:questions] Query about NTP accuracy

Garrett Wollman wollman at bimajority.org
Mon May 25 23:22:02 UTC 2009

In article <ywn94ov8akfa.fsf at ntp1.isc.org>,
Harlan Stenn  <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
[I wrote:]
>> What is actually needed at boot time is usually neither of these
>> things.  It's more like "if the clock needs to be stepped
>> backwards, figure this out as quickly as possible, before any
>> important services start, accepting that there is some small chance
>> that an additional step in either direction may be required."
>Sounds reasonable - how do we do it?

Well, I do it by using ntpdate(1) and choosing the servers carefully.


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