[ntp:hackers] Bypassing default synchronization

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Thu Jul 18 14:10:52 UTC 2013

On 7/18/2013 6:47 AM, cedric gava wrote:
> Hello
> We need to setup a particular initial synchronization process to fulfill
> our customer's need. For this purpose, we are studying two options :
> using only ntp configuration and commands with ntpdc or hacking.
> We have two issues, at the moment, which make us think that we will have
> to hack :
> 1 - The first synchronization process takes 5 minutes, we don't know yet
> if this can be reduced to less than 30-10 seconds only by configuration
> 2 - Will it be possible to fine tune ntp time by commands
> This question is border-line with the list, but is a go/nogo question
> regarding hacking ntpd.
> Thank you, in advance, for any help
> Best regards
> Cedric

I am having a little bit of a problem understanding what you are asking. 
But for the one part I think I do understand, if you are using a late 
model of NTP, then you can use the iburst keyword to get that five 
minutes down to a few seconds.

Brian Utterback.

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