[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Thu Dec 5 18:58:11 UTC 2013

On 05/12/13 14:24, mike cook wrote:
>> The problem for ntp is that ntp takes a long time to recover from a bad
>> drift value.
> This seems to have been an issue since I started using ntp, more than 10 years ago. I am surprised that it is not fixed.

If you know the drift file is unreliable, you should delete it.  ntpd 
will then perform a frequency calibration before entering the main loop. 
  Otherwise it starts on the basis that the drift value is good and it 
is seeing measurement errors.

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