[ntp:questions] ntp not updating the time

unruh unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca
Tue Apr 13 23:57:33 UTC 2010

On 2010-04-13, Marc Fromm <Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu> wrote:
> If I restart the ntpd service the time is updated to the correct time:
> /sbin/service ntpd restart

What distribution?

> If I run the command below the time is updated to the correct time:
> ntpdate -u time-nw.nist.gov
> If I don't do any of the above my time is never updated and the server becomes hours behind.

What is the output of ntpq -p when that happens? 

> How or when does ntpd automatically update the time?


However if the time is too far off, ntpd gives up. Or if the rate is too
large, ntpd gives up. 

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