[ntp:questions] Getting NTP to correct only the clock skew
Richard B. gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 30 20:48:53 UTC 2007
> Hello everyone,
> I've read this page:
> which explains how to let NTP determine the frequency offset (skew).
> I have a strange request:
> Is it possible to run NTP in a mode where it does not try to correct the
> time offset, but only correct the frequency offset (skew)?
> In other words, assume my clock says it is some time last year, and
> gains 1 second every day (11.6 ppm). I don't want NTP to either slew or
> step my clock to the correct time, but I still would want it to fix this
> 1 s per day (11.6 ppm) frequency offset.
> Has this ever been considered?
I doubt it very much!
> Is there a variable I could tinker with? :-)
I don't know of any.
What problem are you trying to solve?
Most people want the correct time rather than simply a clock keeping the
wrong time but one that ticks at one second per second.
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