[ntp:questions] ntpdate works, but ntpd doesn't (reach = 0)

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Feb 13 11:03:33 UTC 2009

Unruh wrote:
> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:
>>I think that the design goal was accuracy rather than speed of
> Chrony demonstrates that greater accuracy than ntp offers together with
> far far greater speed is possible. If the design goal was accuracy, it
> failed. It was not. It was accuracy using the simplest possible Markovian
> feedback design, which means that it has to both be less accurate and far
> slower than the ideal.
>>If your situation is such that you need to reboot frequently you may
>>have to live with time correct to the nearest second rather than to the
>>nearest millisecond!
> Or run chrony if you have linux.

Again, agreed ...

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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