[ntp:questions] Re: NTP and Slow Computer Clock
waskowic at sedsystems.ca
Tue Oct 5 20:44:46 UTC 2004
The contents of the /etc/ntp/drift file is 500.000
Darren Dunham wrote:
>Peter Waskowic <waskowic at sedsystems.ca> wrote:
>>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".
>Have you had it running for a few days? If so, do you have a drift
>file? What's the contents now.
>>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?
>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
Peter Waskowic, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Senior Systems Analyst
SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd.
Email: waskowic at sedsystems.ca
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