[ntp:questions] Why does ntp keep changing my conf file?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Sep 17 12:34:35 UTC 2010

On 2010-09-16, Daniel Havey <dhavey at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I want ntpdate, and don't really care about ntpd.

Why? ntpd is both an ntp server and an ntp client.

> I need an ntp server running on one node, and the other nodes connect
> to the first node with ntpdate ...

ntpd continuously disciplines the system clock

ntpdate can only apply/initiate an adjustment each time it runs. The
system clock will drift in the interim.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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