[ntp:questions] Automatic time synchronization of local hw clock.

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Mon Apr 14 03:14:37 UTC 2014

Mimiko writes:
> I'm running a ntpd service on a local server for time synchronization of 
> all servers and workstations. Ntpd works fine, synchronizing linux and 
> windows. The problem is that hw clock of the time server is not 
> synchronized periodically and it is not in sync. So in case of server 
> restart, ntpd sees a big time difference and stops.
> How to enable in ntpd.conf automatic syncing of local clock? Or do I 
> need to run periodically ntpd -q from cron?

How are you running ntpd?

What OS is this on?

What version of ntpd?

If you are running ntpd -q, why are you running that, instead of just
running 'ntpd -g'?


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