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

Peter Waskowic waskowic at sedsystems.ca
Tue Oct 5 20:49:06 UTC 2004


Sorry, I realized my previous comment applied to a machine that had only 
been up for a few hours.  From a computer that has been running for 36 
days, the contents of the /etc/ntp/drift file is 139.634.

Peter

Peter Waskowic wrote:

> The contents of the /etc/ntp/drift file is 500.000
>
> Peter
>
> 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
>>'stepped' instead.  
>>
>>  
>>
>
>-- 
>_________________________________
>Peter Waskowic, P.Eng., M.Sc.
>Senior Systems Analyst
>SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd.
>
>Phone:  306-933-1580
>Fax: 306-933-1486
>Email:  waskowic at sedsystems.ca
>  
>

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_________________________________
Peter Waskowic, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Senior Systems Analyst
SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd.

Phone:  306-933-1580
Fax: 306-933-1486
Email:  waskowic at sedsystems.ca




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