[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Dec 6 12:13:47 UTC 2013

mike cook wrote:
> Le 5 déc. 2013 à 19:58, David Woolley a écrit :
>> 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.
> This is what has been recommended for ages but it doesn't completely
> fix the issue. It still takes a long time to settle.

Agreed. If ntpd would do initial corrections faster we wouldn't even 
need a drift file, and it didn't matter if an OS kernel computed 
slightly different clock frequencies each time the system reboots.

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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