[ntp:questions] Max time adjustment
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Oct 1 06:39:35 UTC 2008
Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> ISTR that "-g" unconditionally sets the clock to whatever time is
> supplied by the source(s)! It should bring your clock to within a few
> milliseconds of whatever source(s) was/were used. This is a ONCE only
> setting. Thereafter, less drastic methods are used and the size of any
> correction is subject to "sanity checking".
Not what the documentation (4.2.4p4) says. It only says that it removes
the 1000 second limit.
> Normally, ntpd exits with a message to the system log if the
> offset exceeds the panic threshold, which is 1000 s by default.
> This option allows the time to be set to any value without
> restriction; however, this can happen only once. If the
> threshold is exceeded after that, ntpd will exit with a message
> to the system log. This option can be used with the -q and -x
> options. See the tinker command for other options.
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