[ntp:questions] Re: step-tickers

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Wed Oct 19 03:27:52 UTC 2005

On 2005-10-19, Jarrar Jaffari jjaffari <jjaffari at cisco.com> wrote:

> 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.

The Reference Implementation distribution of ntpd does not include any
start-up infrastructure such as /etc/ntp/step-tickers.

> I have done a plethora of experiments deleting and adding new servers
> in the /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 ?

You have to manually add the servers you want ntpdate to use to the
step-tickers file.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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