[ntp:questions] Re: Help needed with excessive drift
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri May 6 09:07:40 UTC 2005
At 11:32 PM +0000 2005-05-05, Tom Smith wrote:
> Yes, well that's not close enough. You should be within 128 msec
> before you start ntpd.
Not true. 128msec is the threshold for stepping versus slewing.
Being 200 seconds out before starting ntpd is not a problem. Being
more than 1000 seconds out before starting ntpd could be a problem,
if you don't use the "-g" option.
> You need to insert "ntpdate -b [server]" before you start ntpd.
You didn't read a word he wrote, did you? He said that he
doesn't have a version of ntpdate that has been ported over, so he
used "ntpd -q" instead.
> And if you then delete ntp.drift and _then_ start ntpd?
Which is exactly what he did. Go back and re-read what he wrote,
but this time pay attention.
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