[ntp:questions] step-tickers

Jarrar Jaffari (jjaffari) jjaffari at cisco.com
Wed Oct 19 02:56:56 UTC 2005

Hello All,
I am really really confused about the file /etc/ntp/step-tickers.
IN linux /etc/init.d/ntpd script reads it and depending on that it calls
ntpdate on
the servers in the file.
I have done a plethora of experiments deleting and adding new servers in
/etc/ntp.conf file with the hope that ntpd will modify the step-tickers
but it did 
not. Any idea how and who modifies the file ?

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