[ntp:questions] Correcting a large time difference

Gene eugenemil at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 1 10:41:01 UTC 2010

On Jul 30, 11:19 am, Richard Heritage <rherit... at jhu.edu> wrote:
> I've inherited a RHEL 5 server that isn't running ntp and whose clock is about 30 minutes fast. What I would like to do is start ntpd & have it gradually correct the clock. I don't care how long it takes--it's been running this way for months. The server runs an email application that may be sensitive to a large backward jump in the clock, and leaving the server down for a half hour isn't a good option.

If you want to stick with ntpd, try "tinker step 0.0" in the config
file, along with "tinker panic 0".


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