[ntp:questions] ntpdate works, but ntpd doesn't (reach = 0)
unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Feb 13 04:47:19 UTC 2009
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> writes:
>>>> In article <ST4ll.11327$Db2.8064 at edtnps83>, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> writes:
>Unruh> Why is -g inappropriate from a resttart. If the clock is still very
>Unruh> close to right, it will make no difference. If for some reason on
>Unruh> restart the clock is out, then -g is appropriate. Ie, I cannot see
>Unruh> why it would hinder anything if it were run on restart.
>I'm getting tired of repeating myself.
Repeating yourself is different from explaining yourself. You feel that
ntpd should have "not -g" as the default. A number of us suggest that -g is
a more appropriate default (ie so that to stop ntp from doing a time reset
once would then require some flag).
You say I can rewrite ntpd, or set up a special ntp.conf file or...
But I still do not understand why -g should not be the default.
But I guess it is similar to my not understanding why ntpd uses a very
simple primative markovian discipline routine, whose answer also seems to
>You are free to write your own ntp.conf files to implement whatever policy
>you choose. We already have the mechanism to support this.
>This situation will improve even more when
>has been implemented.
I do agree it is not a big issue.
>Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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