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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Feb 13 13:31:54 UTC 2009

On 2009-02-12, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:

> If only Linux had not screwed up the calibration of the system clock,
> so that the drift rate varies by up to 50PPM on each reboot. Means it
> takes about 10 hours for the system to recalibrate and settle down.

You frequently make this claim without identifying the application or
defining your criteria for "settled down".

In my experience ntpd on Linux is more than close enough after a reboot
for most applications.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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