[ntp:questions] Re: Linux NTP Polling

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue May 24 13:53:35 UTC 2005

"Geoff" <g_wynn at ozemail.com.au> writes:

> Hello,
> I have a Linux based switch that I need to hvae syncronise with an NTP
> server.  It WILL sync on startup and the time/date is correct but if the NTP
> time source is changed (date time change) the Linux Switch does not change
> it's time to reflect.  The NTPD Daemon is supposed to (I am told) do this
> automatically but it does not.

See also http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-s-algo.htm#Q-ALGO-BASIC-STEP-SLEW
(saying "the reference time never jumps" basically)


> I have set-up in /etc the ntp.conf file with an ip address of the NTP time
> source and also in /etc/ntp/step-tickers the same ip address.  Now as I say
> this appears to sync upon boot-up when the Daemon first starts but never
> again.
> I need to know how to make this witch Poll the NTP Server to maintain time
> with it.  It does not seem to be polling for the time source after intitial
> sync.
> Can anyone help me please?!
> Geoff
> Canberra, Australia

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