[ntp:questions] ntpd on dial up machine: no DNS resolving => giving up on all servers

eugenemil at sbcglobal.net eugenemil at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 8 08:17:36 UTC 2009


On Jun 8, 2:19 am, Arno Wald <arno.w... at netcologne.de> wrote:
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> > Put a script into ip-up.d to restart ntp when the link comes up?
> > <http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Debian/2007-01/msg03232.html>
>
> This is one solution that I thought about. But ntpd does set the clock hard
> (in one big step if required) at startup. This is ok if it is done at boot
> time before other services are started, but in my case it would bring
> dovecot to stop if the time step is to big and backward.
>
> --
You can use the -x command line option to change the step threshold
from 128 ms to 600 s.

Gene




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