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

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Sun Oct 19 17:21:10 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org> writes:

>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

Sorry, not very helpful. It is David Mills complaining that ntpdate is hard to
maintain and is flawed, but no indication of what the flaw is and in
particular if that flaw(s) would bother anyone except David. 

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