[ntp:questions] Re: Staying in state 3 for a long time

Joel Shellman joelshellman at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 7 01:16:11 UTC 2006

Thank you so much. That's exactly the information I
needed. I can take that into account.

--- "David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote:
> When you start ntpd without a frequency file it will
> indeed stay in 
> state 3 for about 15 minutes in order to accurately
> calibrate and 
> correct for the intrinsic clock oscillator frequency
> error within 1 PPM.
> After that the time and frequency should be within
> nominals and the 
> state change to 4. After one hour the current
> frequency will be written 
> to file and nevermore should you ever see state 3.

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