[ntp:questions] Re: Question: Why does ntpd keeps a fixed difference from localhost ??

Brian Utterback Brian.Utterback at Sun.removeme.COM
Mon Nov 10 16:32:02 UTC 2003

Ray Kao wrote:
> My system runs solaris 8 and xntpd to maintain system time-to-date.
> There's now a problem, the server keeps a fixed difference from
> localhost (and the ntp servers) after a reboot at few days ago.

What patch level for xntp do you have installed? The symptom that you
have is identical to a bug in xntpd that is exercised by the
"slewalways yes" option. The workaround is to add the line "disable pll",
which you already have. This has been working for several years now,
ever since slewalways was introduced. Why do you need slewalways? It
is a hack at best.


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