[ntp:questions] Re: How long does it take to syn with the time server.

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder grazdan at fortytwo.ch
Tue Oct 28 17:17:50 UTC 2003

Clinging to sanity, Carmen Wai mumbled in his beard:

> Hello:
> I have setup a ntp server and client. I have checked
> that it takes nearly 4-5 min for the client to syn
> with the server's time. Isn't it normal?

Yes, this is normal. ntpd needs to calculate some statistics on how the
clocks drift, this needs some time.

> Both of my ntp server and client run on Red Hat 7.3.
> How can I config so that the time for syn. with the
> server will be faster??

You can use 'iburst' in the config file (as an option to the 'server ...'

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