[ntp:questions] Flash 400 on all peers; can't get ntpd to be happy

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sun Mar 6 21:28:20 UTC 2011

Davd write:
> You have a very high initial offset so first I'd shutdown
> ntpd then use ntpdate to set the time to a reasonable value
> or use 'ntpd -g -q'. With such a large offset you might need
> a few tries at setting the clock to within a few milliseconds.

That might be an issue for ancient ntpd, but for anything recent there
is no longer a need to set the time before starting ntpd.  Just use the
-g option to ntpd.

http://support.ntp.org/Support/StartingNTP4 talks about this.


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