[ntp:questions] FreeBSD refclock error

David Newman dnewman at networktest.com
Mon Aug 13 21:39:14 UTC 2007


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On 8/13/07 8:04 AM, Kevin Oberman wrote:

>>
>> This is for ntpd 4.2.4p3 on FBSD 6.2-RELENG on i386.
> 
> If you install the ntp port, you will get 4.2.3p51. It will install all
> files in /usr/local unless you set up the environment to do otherwise.
> 
> To make this the ntp that will be run, edit /etc/rc.conf to contain:
> ntpd_enable="Yes"                # Run ntpd Network Time Protocol (or NO).
> ntpd_program="/usr/local/sbin/ntpd" # path to ntpd, if you want a different one.

Thanks. I wasn't aware of the ntpd_program param but it works fine.

> 
> That should do the trick. I also recommend marking some high-stratum
> servers as 'iburst' so your initial time sync will be fast and setting
> ntpd_sync_on_start="YES" 
> in /etc/rc.conf. If you do this, you should not enable ntpdate (which is
> deprecated).


ACK, thanks also for these tips.

Next newbie question: Is ".GPS." the correct refid I should see?

lancelot# ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset
jitter
==============================================================================
*time.domain.tld .GPS.            1 u   33   64  377    0.746  -40.803
20.547

dn

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