[ntp:questions] NTPD sync now

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Thu Nov 2 11:07:00 UTC 2006

Harlan Stenn wrote:
> Uwe,
Hey Harlan,
Thanks for your answer,
> There are a couple of ways to go for this case.
> - set maxpoll to be some number that will insure at least a couple of
>   "associations" at least once or twice a day
> - use the ppp.{up,down} scripts to bring up/tear down your associations
>   and be sure to use iburst in your config file.
the dialing cisco box is separate. I do get its logging stream as input to
syslog though and use it for accounting and other stuff.

i have this in my ntp.conf:
server iburst minpoll 10 maxpoll 16

The default setup from SuSE does it that way. i.e. a hard restart through
"rcntpd restart" to handle changed IP on interface changes.

But isn't that rather "unelegant"? Doesn't ntpd loose info through a restart?

your idea was to use ntpdc to fix "maxpoll" up and down ?

wouldn't something like "pollnow [hostip] " as cmd to ntpdc be usefull?


>>>>In article <358m14-tre.ln1 at robert.houseofmax.de>, Uwe Klein <uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de> writes:
> Uwe> Is there a good way to tell ntpd to connect to upstream time servers
> Uwe> "now".
> Uwe> context: machine on remote site sitting behind an ISDN dial on demand
> Uwe> line to the main network.
> Uwe> Timeserver there is well managed.
> Uwe> The connection is active on a regular basis but ntpd connnects
> Uwe> regularly happen in inactive times ( dial delay, extra cost, ... ).

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