[ntp:questions] Can NTP affect the time even when not running?

Parker Jones zoubidoo at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 23 17:32:26 UTC 2004

Dear all,

My hardware clock used to lose about 1 minute a week so I decided to start 
using ntp.

I had problems with ntp that I haven't been able to resolve, so I have 
reverted back to just the hardware clock.

But the clock now drifts (loses) several hours out each day.   Is it 
possible that ntp could have caused this? e.g.  a drift parameter set by 

Any suggestions much appreciated,


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