[ntp:questions] Meinberg - GPS170PCI - ntpdate for step sync?

Thierry MARTIN thierry-martin at ifrance.com
Fri Jul 13 06:54:48 UTC 2007

Hi Martin,

>Did you restart the computer, or did you just restart the NTP daemon?

I did not restart the computer and NTP daemon was not started; The mbgstatus 
reported everything was ok. I started ntpd from the command line.

Anyway, your answer is more or less what I expected. This will probably lead 
me to writing a custom script that manages the NTP service (I hope I could 
avoid that :-)).

By the way, I am a bit curious to know how other people -that use this 
device- deal with this issue? Do they have really different configurations 
(or needs) from the one I am trying to setup?

Once again, thanks a lot for you help.

Thierry MARTIN

"Martin Burnicki" <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> a écrit dans le message de 
news: 29shm4-a31.ln1 at gateway.py.meinberg.de...
> Hi Thierry,
> Thierry MARTIN wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> I tried and run "ntpd -gq"; my "new" problem is that it takes more than 1
>> mn to complete.
>> Considering this operation takes place when ntp service is started, this
>> is too long.
> Did you restart the computer, or did you just restart the NTP daemon?
> If you have restarted your computer then the GPS card also restarts, and
> ntpd waits until the cards has fully synchronized again.
> So maybe you should use the mbgsetsystime utility to set the initial 
> system
> time. This doesn't wait until the GPS card is fully synchronized because
> the time from the GPS card's RTC is good enough as a startup for ntpd.
> However, ntpd will wait anyway until the card is synchronized, before it
> accepts the card as time source.
> Martin
> -- 
> Martin Burnicki
> Meinberg Funkuhren
> Bad Pyrmont
> Germany 

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