[ntp:questions] Re: Help needed with excessive drift

Tom Smith smith at cag.lkg.hp.com
Tue May 3 21:47:46 UTC 2005

mlawdawg at yahoo.com wrote:
> Thanks for the replies. However, a different mips platform (mips cpu
> but a different motherboard design) and my pentium pc hw both
> eventually end up with a drift of -500.
> Any hints on steps to take to analyze and correct the drift?
> Here's ntpq output for the mips hw with -500 drift:

Just to be certain, you're doing the following?

stop ntpd
delete /etc/ntp.drift (or whatever your ntp.conf points to)
ntpdate -b [server] to set the clock
start ntpd
wait a day or so for stabilzation


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