[ntp:questions] Creating a multi-minute offset

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Thu Feb 23 07:31:28 UTC 2012

On 2012-02-23, A C <agcarver+ntp at acarver.net> wrote:
> Ok, so here's an odd question but I had an amusing thought so I want to 
> know:
> Is it possible to force a client to synchronize with network servers but 
> also maintain a time offset of several minutes from those servers?
> This would be a client only.  I was thinking that it would require a 
> time1 fudge on each server but I wasn't sure if it would handle a fudge 
> of several hundred seconds without aborting (I'm thinking offsets of 
> 10-15 minutes into the future).
> I will likely try it once I get another test system up but I wanted to 
> ask first.

If you want your system to display a time that is off, just set up a
tzdata file. After all your system displays time that is hours off--
your timezone.

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