[ntp:questions] iburst

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Mon Nov 27 10:52:36 UTC 2006

terrypearl <fastsnip-bcard at yahoo.com> writes:

> 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
> synch.

I guess "iburst" for "initial sync": What's the "state" of your ntpd then? I
guess it's "2", meaning (initial sync AFAIK). Final sync would be "state=4".

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


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