[ntp:questions] "ntpd -q" is slow compared to ntpdate

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Oct 15 16:45:13 UTC 2008

On 2008-10-15, Mohit Aron <extproxy at gmail.com> wrote:

> * There were some questions on what I'm trying to do here. Basically
> we sell a distributed platform containing multiple machines arrange
> in a master-slave architecture. The slaves need to be sync'd with
> the master when they start up. Slow bootup times are unacceptable -
> specially wasting 3 minutes just to synchronize clocks is not ok.
> So the slaves need to quickly update the clock to roughly the same
> time as the master, and then later its ok for them to run ntp in the
> background.

If you're just interested in synchronizing all of these systems to a
common network time you may find that 'timed' is better suited to your
application than ntpd.


Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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