[ntp:questions] Re: ntp sanity limit kills ntp daily

Mark none at nonenadaspam.com
Tue Jun 14 13:01:10 UTC 2005

Colliermeister wrote:
> Ulrich Windl wrote:
>> Michael Ward <michaelward at sprintmail.com> writes:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I've configured my FC3 system to run ntp successfully at boot time 
>>> and ntp
>>> seems to run successfully for about a day.  However, every night the 
>>> clock
>>> looses some 1200 seconds while the system is busy making backups. 
>>> When ntp
>>> figures this out, it refuses to update the clock because this is 
>>> classified as
>>> insane, and terminates.
> Might this help ? ...
> panic panic
>     The argument is the panic threshold, by default 1000 s. If set to 
> zero, the panic sanity check is disabled and a clock offset of any value 
> will be accepted.
> http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/miscopt.html

Can someone explain why motherboard companies don't just
spend an extra $2 and install real quartz based clocks on
motherboards so all this nonsense about losing time would
be a non-issue?

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