[ntp:questions] Laptop

Gerriet M. Denkmann gerriet at mdenkmann.de
Wed Mar 8 06:52:17 UTC 2006

ntpd seems to require a constant internet connection (although as far  
as  I can see this is never explicitly stated).

But what about a computer, which is only occasionally (on average  
once a day) connected to the internet, and for a few minutes (5  
minutes on average)?

Can ntpd be used in this case?
If yes, what paramters have to be set in ntp.conf?
If no, are there any programs available to handle this?

In case it is relevant, here some more details:

iBook G4 with Mac OS X 10.4.5

ntpd -f /var/run/ntp.drift -p /var/run/ntpd.pid

/etc/ntp.conf = "server time.asia.apple.com minpoll 12 maxpoll 17"
(Created automatically by Date & Time Preferences)

/var/run/ntp.drift = "0.00"

 > ntpq
ntpq> version
ntpq 4.1.1 at 1.786 Sun Mar 20 15:41:22 PST 2005 (1)

  8 Mar 08:58:14 ntpdate[1591]: step time server offset  
-3.921606 sec
Mar  8 12:33:12 Quitte ntpd[342]: sendto( Can't assign  
requested address


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