[ntp:questions] Max time adjustment

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Tue Sep 30 20:03:20 UTC 2008

Gabrie wrote:
> Hi
> Our Active Directory admin wants to start syncing time with our ESX hosts.
> But he has one requirement, he wants me to limit the clock adjustment to max
> 1 hour. So if our ESX host has an incorrect time compared to the ntp server,
> the ESX host should not correct it if it is off more then one hour.
> Which ntp setting can I use for this?

NTP has a default max adjustment of about 1000 seconds (WAYTOOBIG is the 
#define value), but you can override this with a config file parameter.


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