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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Sun Aug 28 13:15:10 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-27, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:

> It depends on your definition of "truly sync up".
> With a "good" drift file and good servers where you use iburst, it takes
> about 11 seconds for ntpd to sync up and track the time.

That 11 second figure was for a warm restart of ntpd on a running (and
stable) system.

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

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