[ntp:questions] System clock

SivaKumar Subramani ssubrama at ssd.usa.alcatel.com
Thu Oct 6 15:25:16 UTC 2005


Is it possible to make the NTP clock, timer run by the NTPD process and
the system clock can be independent of each other.

Can the NTP timer alone be set by the NTPD process without disturbing
the system clock.?

I'm little confused with the behavior of the system clock and the
reference time. Whenever I change the system time by +/- by 10 min, the
reference time also gets updated. Is this reference time refers the
timer run by the NTPD process?  The clock /timer run by the NTPD process
be independent to this alone. Any info on this issue is highly

Thanks in advance

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