[ntp:questions] systems won't synchronize no matter what

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Thu Oct 28 22:47:48 UTC 2010

On 10/28/2010 03:11 AM, unruh wrote:
> The problem is really that people throw lines into their config file
> which have no idea whatsoever what they do. (This is even true of
> distribution maintainers).

I'm pretty sure I know why.

Please don't take this the wrong way, especially after all the great 
help I was given, and correct me if I'm mistaken, but to the 
unsuspecting outsider the ntp documentation is terribly wordy and... I 
don't know... unfocused maybe? I started browsing the ntp.org site and 
my eyes glazed over rather quickly.

I had much better luck with the ntp documentation that comes with FreeBSD:


Maybe that *is* part of the official ntp documentation, but even so it 
was much easier to find the relevant parts on freebsd.org (and I'm a 
Linux user who wouldn't normally go to that site).

Combine that sort of concise info with a few simple, no-nonsense 
examples and that should be enough for 99% of users. I'm a sysadmin, 
this is just one fire to put out among a dozen others, just tell me 
where to begin and I'll build upon that.

You guys need to more clearly separate the basic stuff from the advanced 
but rarely used topics.

Florin Andrei

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