[ntp:questions] Re: Big time difference after synchronization in a short time

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Aug 19 09:05:05 UTC 2003

Zsolt Koppany <zsolt.koppany at intland.com> writes:

> Hi,
> when I start the ntpd daemon, the date&time will be set correctly but
> after a couple of minutes I get a 2-3 seconds difference between my
> machine and the time server and the difference increases rapidly. I even
> have the problem when I copy the ntp.conf file of a RedHat-8 (Acer)
> desktop machine (where I don't have this problem).
> My environment: DELL Inspiron 8200 (notebook) with RedHat-9.
> How can I fix the problem?

What happens when you set the time manually without running NTP? If
the time runs away, too, NTP is not the software to fix your operating
system. I'm afraid Redhat broke it...

> Zsolt

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