[ntp:questions] NTPD can take 10 hours to achieve stability

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Mon Apr 18 22:11:01 UTC 2011

Chris Albertson wrote:
> The OP asked for a simple answer about why it takes so
>  long to do something so seemingly simple as setting a clock.
> The answer was that you should expect it to because you
>  always have to wait to see it a clock is running at the
>  desired rate.

Setting the clock, and keeping the clock running at the
 right rate, are not the same thing, the OP could set the
 clock in a few seconds, it could take much longer
 to determine the right rate to run the clock at.

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