[ntp:questions] Re: sntp hangs if network not available

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Wed Nov 30 20:57:53 UTC 2005

Have you seen/tried the '-d' option to sntp?

Do you have *any* persistent storage on the device?  If you will be running
ntpd anyway, as long as you can get the time to within 32 years (it might be
64 years but I have not tested this) ntpd will be able to set the time.

You can get the time to within 32 years from the timestamp on the drift file
or even using a timestamp from a filesystems or a timestamp stored in a file

I would like to see this topic documented at:


and I am happy to help.



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