[ntp:questions] ntp not updating the time

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 02:00:27 UTC 2010

On Apr 14, 01:40 UTC, unruh wrote:
> ntpd can only correct 500PPM (that is about 1.5 sec/hr) and if
> the clock frequ gets higher, it gives up and quits doing anything.

Not quite.  ntpd can only slew away errors using a maximum slewing
correction of 500 PPM.  The daemon does not give up, in that case,
though.  Instead, it repeatedly steps the clock.

Dave Hart

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