[ntp:questions] iburst

terrypearl fastsnip-bcard at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 01:05:50 UTC 2006

Added "iburst" to the server line in /etc/ntp.conf as:

server 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.north-america.pool.ntp.org iburst

I understood that adding the 'iburst' would spee synch on boot.

Unfortunately, it hasn't. It still takes anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes to 

Is there a way to reduce the synch time to seconds instead of minutes??

If you are always rushing towards the future,
Then you never have any past.

Terry Boldt
Paraphrasing Ben Franklin:

Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

The exact quote:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
   Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790),
   US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer
   Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759


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