[ntp:questions] Cannot sync on embedded PPC running Linux

Ronan Flood usenet at umbral.org.uk
Tue Jun 16 13:17:46 UTC 2009

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> gizero wrote:
> > # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three).
> > server it.pool.ntp.org

> Ideally you should be using a minimum of four servers but you have 
> configured only one.
> If possible, add three more servers to your configuration.  Restart 
> ntpd.  Wait a MINIMUM of 30 minutes and try ntpq again.  You may have to 
> wait ten hours before the time is as good as it's going to get.

Combining this with Martin Burnicki's comment, have something like this
in ntp.conf:

server 0.it.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.it.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.it.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 3.it.pool.ntp.org iburst

(using 0,1,2,3 subdomains guarantees that you do not use the same server
more than once).

Ronan Flood <usenet at umbral.org.uk>

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