[ntp:questions] NTPD standalone slow star-tup

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Mar 7 21:31:51 UTC 2012

> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 7:03 AM, Igor Karpekin <job_igor at pochtamt.ru> wrote:
> > The ntpd daemon starts, but the clients report the time provided by this da
> emon as invalid for first 3 minutes.
> > How can I force it to come up quicker? 3 minutes is a bit too long.
> Try using the "-g" option on ntpd.
> But really, 3 minutes in not a long time.    How often do yo restart
> ntpd?  Most people let if run for months at a time or longer

-g will not do anything about the startup time, it will just prevent
ntpd from exiting if the clock is too far out.

Using iburst can get the delay down to about 11 seconds:



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