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

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Wed Oct 15 21:28:24 UTC 2008

Mohit Aron <extproxy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> > See http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Dev/DeprecatingNtpdate .

> Thanks. It seems 'sntp -r <server>' is the appropriate replacement
> for ntpdate.

I'm sure I'm about to soil my shoe in what may be an old and
well-trodden pile, but if sntp can set the time as well and as quickly
as ntpdate, why a new program rather than fixes/enhancements to the
old one?  Command-name inertia can be rather strong.  Eg nslookup vs
dig or host.

rick jones
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