[ntp:questions] Re: ntpdc vs iburst

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Nov 19 21:15:15 UTC 2004


If the kernel routines are enabled and the daemon running long enough to 
stabilize the frequency, the frequency continues when the daemon dies.


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> In article <TvGdnYgiyYX_tgPcRVn-jw at comcast.com>,
> Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>How does ntpd with no servers or reference clock available do anything 
> Because ntpd learns about frequency drift when it connects.
>>Shouldn't the clock keep running at the last frequency that was 
>>set whether ntpd is running or not?
> I forget, and I think it depends on if the kernel routines are being used
> to wiggle time or if ntpd is doing it directly.
> My memory is Fuzzy on this - I haven't looked at that code in a while
> and I have a ton of other things on my plate now.
> H

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