[ntp:questions] System clock

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Oct 7 17:42:20 UTC 2005

At 6:34 PM +0530 2005-10-07, SivaKumar Subramani wrote:

>  Actually my requirement is to run a clock  which can be controlled by NTP
>  daemon process.

	That would be the system clock.  The system clock is the only one 
that NTP manages.

>                   I  want NTP to manage the clock functionality to do on my
>  clock not on the system clock.

	That's not the way NTP works.

>                                Actually a virtual clock shall be maintained by
>  the NTP daemon process with system clock functionality.

	That's not the way NTP works.

>  We want this NTP clock should be an isolated one. We do not want NTP to set
>  system clock.

	Then you don't want to run NTP.  NTP can only manage the system 
clock.  That's it.  Period.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

     -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
     Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

   SAGE member since 1995.  See <http://www.sage.org/> for more info.

More information about the questions mailing list