[ntp:questions] how long does it take ntpd to sync up

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sat Aug 27 20:05:30 UTC 2011

> I read somewhere that it takes an ntpd 24 hours to truly sync up to a 
> stratum 2 master.
> Is this true?
> Thanks
> Chip

Chip, it depends on the accuracy you need.  To get within some 
milliseconds, perhaps a minute or less.  How accurate do you need, and 
what is your connection to the server(s)?  You may be able to tune NTP to 
meet your particular needs rather than relying on the out-of-the-box 


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