[ntp:questions] Time going backwards
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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