[ntp:questions] Re: Problems with NTP with slewing large time offsets

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Sun Nov 13 20:10:13 UTC 2005

The changes to propose/describe to the algorithm need to be OK'd by Dave.

As for your startup problem, I recommend:

- do not use ntpdate
- start ntpd (the first time) with -g
- use 'iburst' in your ntp.conf file
- use ntp-wait in your RC setup, before starting time-critical services

All of this is described at:



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