[ntp:questions] Re: synchronization

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Mar 13 09:45:22 UTC 2006

Steve Kostecke wrote:

> On 2006-03-09, Ron Croonenberg <ronc at depauw.edu> wrote:
>>   9 Mar 09:06:21 ntpd[2431]: time reset 1.734569 s
>>   9 Mar 09:30:03 ntpd[2431]: time reset 1.740734 s
>> So I either have a problem in the  server and client config files or I
>> am facing another problem ?
> Frequent time steps are a sign that your clock drift exceeds that rate
> that ntpd is able to control (the max is 500PPM / day).
> This could be a hardware problem, an OS problem, or both.

Or there is another program running which is periodically run (maybe by a
cron job), or just periodically changes the time and thus works against
ntpd. Stopping that program or removing that cron job should fix the
problem in this case.

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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