[ntp:questions] Time going backwards

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Thu Aug 14 04:29:14 UTC 2008

>I wouldn't get terribly upset about it.  Ntpd does not step the time 
>unless it is grossly wrong.  Ntpd has been known to step *FORWARD* on 
>certain Windows and MAYBE Linux systems when heavy disk activity 
>resulted in missed clock ticks.  I can't think of anything likely to go 
>wrong that would cause a *BACKWARD* step.

It could step backwards if there was a lot of traffic on a phone line
such that the network delay was asymmetric for long enough.

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