[ntp:questions] System clock

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Oct 6 16:15:11 UTC 2005

At 8:55 PM +0530 2005-10-06, SivaKumar Subramani wrote:

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

	There is no "NTP clock".  NTP works to discipline the system 
clock, no more and no less.

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

	No.  See above.

>  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
>  appreciable.

	Tell us what you're really trying to do and what you really want 
and why, and maybe we can help you.

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