[ntp:questions] Tricking NTP's driftfile

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Wed Jun 25 05:06:02 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2008-06-24, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> Steven wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Why does the master take that long?
> IIRC recent NTP-dev releases now immediately "sync" to the
> Undisciplined Local Clock at startup.


Thanks for that - I missed that the OP wasn't using a reference clock or 
Internet servers!  As others have suggested, I commend the Garmin GPS18 
LVC as an easy to use reference clock.


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