[ntp:questions] Re: Help needed with excessive drift
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri May 6 12:17:19 UTC 2005
At 9:41 AM +0000 2005-05-06, Tom Smith wrote:
> Yes, failure to read can be a real problem, as can quoting out
> of context.
> "You need to insert "ntpdate -b [server]" before you start ntpd.
> If you don't have an ntpdate, insert an "ntpd -gq" before you
> delete ntp.drift."
As specified before, being 200 seconds out is not a problem for
ntpd. The panic threshold is 1000 seconds, and he's well within that
limit. There is no need to run "ntpdate" or "ntpd -gq" before
starting up a normal ntpd, although that is an option.
> Mr. Law is rebooting, then deleting ntp.drift, then sometimes running
> ntpd -g(?),
He's sometimes running "ntpd -q", according to the messages from
him which you are mis-quoting.
> then running ntpd. I asked what happened if he
> deleted ntpd
I presume you mean the ntp.drift file?
> AFTER setting the clock and BEFORE running ntpd. I'm
> sure Mr. Law has an answer that _he_ can provide.
That's not what you said before. That may have been what you
meant, but that's not what you said.
> Failure to quote accurately is just rude.
Indeed, and I believe you are just as guilty of this problem as
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