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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Sun Oct 19 01:53:09 UTC 2008

On 2008-10-18, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:

> But with ntpdate, the server is under your control. So this is hardly
> something I would call "broken". Harlan insists that it is broken--
> mentioned it twice-- but never said how and why it is broken. What he
> calls broken may be a feature other people never use.

This discussion dates back to August, 2002.

Please see

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

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