[ntp:questions] Time set backward

ssubrama ssubrama at ssd.usa.alcatel.com
Fri Jan 6 10:32:23 UTC 2006

I've an observation on the  NTP-4.2.0 version. We have loaded this 
version and  working properly without any issues.
But when we changed the system clock say 1 hour backward by mistake, to 
our surprise there is no packet sent to destination till that 1 hr gets 

For example, when we changed the system time from 15.00 to 14.00 hrs, 
there was no packet sent from ntpd daemon to destination time source 
till the clock becomes 15.00 hrs. This 1hr the daemon was idle.

Is this as per the design or something we need to take care of in the 
ntp.conf file? If this is as per design how we should overcome this 
issue. I know, this is all due to the POSIX timers which is used in the 
daemon source.

Pl suggest us how to overcome this?

Thanks in advance

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