[ntp:questions] Slow sychronization

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Thu Nov 12 13:18:37 UTC 2009

"Ray" <rayatnrc at hotmail.com> writes:

> Hi All,
> I am running a new version of the NTP daemon, version 4.2.4p6, on a Linux 
> machine with kenel version 2.6.27.


I didn't investigate further, but I see the same effect, and I suspect
that there is a mismatch between the kernel interface and ntpd. I'm
running several instances of SLES10 SP2 here.

> When I start the daemon, the peer information shows that all the peer have a 
> offset of about 30 milliseconds. This offset will increase to about 50 
> milliseconds after an hour. It might take many hour to days before the 
> offset comes down to a few milliseconds. I tried using 'iburst' on the peers 
> to see if this would speed things up, but it made no difference.
> Are there any settings to speed up this process? Is the a problem with this 
> version of NTP?

I'd fiddle with "minpoll" ;-)

> Thanks,
> Ray
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