[ntp:questions] Tricking NTP's driftfile

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Tue Jun 24 19:23:32 UTC 2008

Steven wrote:
> Problem:
> --------
> While the master goes through its synchronization routine (~10 mins),
> the slaves cannot obtain the time (see below).  Even after the master
> is responsive, the drift file is not written to.
> How do I 'trick' ntpd into thinking it has already performed the
> synchronization therefore not completing the routine?

Why does the master take that long?  If you are using iburst on the server 
lines it should be much faster.

IIRC, the drift file is only written hourly.

Does that help?


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