[ntp:questions] NTPD standalone slow star-tup

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Wed Mar 7 23:31:15 UTC 2012

On 2012-03-07, Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org> wrote:
> On 2012-03-07, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
>> Using iburst can get the delay down to about 11 seconds:
>>  http://support.ntp.org/Support/StartingNTP4
> iburst has no effect on the Undisciplined Local Clock.

Yes.  The OP's questionis bizzare. He is using the local clock only (as
far as what he has told us) and thus nothing is ever going to change it.
It will just go on ticking at whatever drift and offset it happens to
have. It is is synchronized to itself in the first nanosecond. Thus,
there should be no question of "when is it synchronized sufficiently to
deliver time to outsiders". On the other hand, putting in a special case
into ntpd of how to handle the local clock completely differently from
all other clocks ( espeically since he is using an ancient version as I
recall) could become messy. 


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