[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Sat Jul 21 00:59:12 UTC 2007

>>> In article <46A12C24.4030107 at comcast.net>, "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:

Richard> Tom Smith wrote:
>> Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
>>> I'm running a NTP server on one of my Linux servers that distribute time
>>> in our local network. But since I changed Mainboard/CPU/RAM on that
>>> machine, the machine is allways having a time in future.
>>> ...

Richard> I think you are giving the drift file more weight than it
Richard> deserves. ...

Not at all - ntpd can handle being off by at most 500ppm.  If the old
machine needed a drift value of, say, -300 and the new machine needed a
value of 250 then ntpd will not be able to correct for this.

This is just one example and may not be apropos to this case, but still.

And the latest -dev code from Dave (which I hope to check in later tonight)
should make the startup case go even faster.


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