[ntp:questions] Does NTP cause an abrupt/sudden change in an orphan's system time?

Arpith Nayak arpithnayak at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 10:56:01 UTC 2012

I have a server that is in the orphan mode i.e. it was not connected to the
internet (and thus the various public NTP servers) when I booted it up. Now
if I install ntpd oin this server and run it, will the first instance of
ntpd cause a sudden change in the system time as well as timestamps or does
NTP cause a slow gradual change so that it syncs up with the public server
over a period of time?


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