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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sun Oct 19 09:27:07 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke wrote:

> This discussion dates back to August, 2002.
> Please see
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.protocols.time.ntp/msg/3387eda49518407a?dmode=source
The argument there seems to be not that ntpdate is worse than SNTP, but 
that there is an implied promise that it is almost as good as ntpd.  The 
reason for having SNTP is to have something which has no pretensions of 
being anything other than crude.

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