[ntp:questions] ntpd: time reset problem

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Thu Sep 17 01:24:55 UTC 2009

On 2009-09-16, David Lord <snews at lordynet.org> wrote:

> Tonight I gave it another couple or tries with "ntpd -q"
> reset +0.150s within 300s
> then used date to give a bigger initial offset
> reset +66.9s within 330s
> then started ntpd and was in sync within 260s

The NTP Stable release needs to poll a refclock 4 times before it
collects enough data to adjust (i.e. step or slew) the clock. The times
you quote are consistant with this.

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

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