[ntp:questions] How to keep fake time in past/future?

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 23:16:48 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 8:13 AM, unruh <unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
> On 2011-04-29, Cristian Seres <cristian-2 at contrasec.fi> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> How would you implement an NTP server which would need to offer a time
>> set deliberately in past/future, say 365*86400 seconds, or even better -
>> first set the freely chosen date on NTP server and then keep the hours,
>> minutes and seconds in sync with the real time?
> Perhaps you could tell us why in the world you would want to do that?

I don't know about the OP but It is common for testing real time data
processing or data acquisition  systems.  I've seen it used to
re-process telemetry data although in that case the time signal for
the reference clock is played back at the same time.
Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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