[ntp:questions] Re: NTP and Slow Computer Clock

Peter Waskowic waskowic at sedsystems.ca
Tue Oct 5 20:44:46 UTC 2004


The contents of the /etc/ntp/drift file is 500.000

Peter

Darren Dunham wrote:

>Peter Waskowic <waskowic at sedsystems.ca> wrote:
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>>I've got NTP running on the machine, which helps maintain the time.  
>>Every 30 to 40 minutes, I get a message in /var/log/messages that is of 
>>the form "ntpd: time reset 1.209444 s".
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>Have you had it running for a few days?  If so, do you have a drift
>file?  What's the contents now.
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>>However, I'd like to keep time a bit more accurately.  My question is:  
>>Can I configure ntp so that it adjusts the clock more frequently than 
>>every 30 or 40 minutes?
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>It does.  It attempts to maintain the clock constantly.  However, if the
>clock is too far out, it is unable to do so, and the clock has to be
>'stepped' instead.  
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