[ntp:questions] Re: SUSE OSS 10 NTPD Clock Drift

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Fri Jan 20 13:24:30 UTC 2006

garskof at gmail.com writes:

> I have 'ntpd' running on a SUSE OSS 10 server that has very bad clock
> drift. This box drifts about 60 to 90 min per day. The 'ntpd' service
> is up and running, and it correctly resets the clock on boot (on
> startup of ntpd), but never resets the clock again.
> How do I tell ntpd to check the time with a time service a few times a
> day to help keep this machine on track? I can not find any
> documentation that tells me how to set how often ntpd checks its
> sources for updates.

Use "crontab" and "ntpdate" to schedule a few clock resets.

> Thanks for any and all info.
> --
> garskof

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