[ntp:questions] ntpd -x option

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sat Mar 14 00:07:42 UTC 2009

Unruh wrote:

> Yes, that is apparently what he wants. Why, none of us know. But he is
> running into the problem that ntp wants to alter the clock by more than
> 500PPM, and that ntp, instead of just clamping to 500PPM and correcting
> your 47 min over the next 90000 min (2 months) ntpd just dies and does
> nothing but leave the clock to wend it own useless way. 

I see no real evidence that it has died.  The OP is being confused 
because he is using a tool intended for the kernel discipline when he's 
forced ntpd to disable that.

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