[ntp:questions] ntpd: time reset problem

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Sep 14 18:23:36 UTC 2009

On 2009-09-14, David Lord <snews at lordynet.org> wrote:

> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> On 2009-09-14, David Lord <snews at lordynet.org> wrote:
>>> Frank Elsner wrote:
>>> OT you also have rather a lot of sources specified and if just for a
>>> single box it seems a bit excessive and could be trimmed to four or
>>> five (I'd also guess some of those eight get same refid).
>> Red Herring.
> No, you missed the OT.


>>> I've just been trying mobile broadband on a high latency connection


>>> Then this weekend after reconfigured to use "burst" in server lines
>> The use of "burst" against other peoples' time servers is generally
>> considered to be abuse unless you have received permission to do so.


> Anyway "burst" works and I now give myself permission to use
> "burst" to set time from my own ntp servers which is as good
> a compromise as any :-)


> Can you then suggest how it's at all possible for ntpd to be
> of any use on a mobile connection with such high latency?

Add to that the effects of aggressive power saving.

> I just need to get something working that's significantly
> better than wristwatch time.

Perhaps you need to choose a different tool.

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

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