[ntp:questions] Problem with xntp after reinstall on openSUSE 10.3

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Oct 16 10:36:55 UTC 2007


Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Martin Burnicki schrieb:
>> As a test, you might stop ntpd, then set the system time manually running
> 
> # date -u; ntpdate ptbtime1.ptb.de
> Di 16. Okt 09:08:09 UTC 2007
> 16 Oct 11:08:13 ntpdate[2586]: step time server 192.53.103.108 offset
> 3.867615 sec
> 
> 
> 
>> Then let the system time freewheeling, and run
> 
> # date -u; ntpdate -q ptbtime1.ptb.de
> Di 16. Okt 09:17:12 UTC 2007
> server 192.53.103.108, stratum 1, offset 2.711909, delay 0.06961
> 16 Oct 11:17:12 ntpdate[2927]: step time server 192.53.103.108 offset
> 2.711909 sec
> 
> # date -u; ntpdate -q ptbtime1.ptb.de
> Di 16. Okt 09:33:04 UTC 2007
> server 192.53.103.108, stratum 1, offset 7.275004, delay 0.06960
> 16 Oct 11:33:04 ntpdate[3562]: step time server 192.53.103.108 offset
> 7.275004 sec
> 
> 
> 
>  > Please report whether the difference is growing slow or fast.
> 
> As you can see, it it growing fast (more than 7 sec in 20 minutes)

Oops, that's too much. Maybe the adjtimex tool can help to decrease the
initial drift to an acceptable value. 

Unfortunately I'm not familiar with adjtimex since I haven't had to use it,
yet. Maybe you should search the archive of this group (just google ...),
or someone else might jump in here ...

Martin
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Martin Burnicki

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