[ntp:questions] ntpd -qg sleeping processes

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Fri Dec 31 14:49:38 UTC 2010

> I scheduled process in crontab on all machines:
> 00 05 * * * /usr/sbin/ntpd -qg
> I can't understand where it was problem because if now I run ntpd -qg
> I works fine.
> But there is timeout fot ntpd ? I have no logs for this date !
> What do you think ?

I think that running ntpd from cron every night as a replacement for 
ntpdate is pretty stupid. :-(

I assume you have a very good reason for why you cannot simply let ntpd 
run normally?


- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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