[ntp:questions] Problem with time synchronisaton

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Sun Apr 13 00:18:54 UTC 2008

On 2008-04-12, Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> BTW, if you didn't wait at least 30 minutes between starting ntpd and 
> getting the ntpq banner, you wasted your time!


After only two polls you can see if your ntpd is able to contact the
remote time servers. You don't need to wait 30 minutes for that.

As ntpd continues to poll you can see if a step was required or if
the clock is being steered in the right direction .

> Ntpd generally requires about that much time to figure out exactly
> what time it is and to beat your clock into submission.

That's not the issue here.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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