[ntp:questions] Ntp not syncing after powerfail of server

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu May 19 17:25:58 UTC 2011

On May 19, 2011, at 10:01 AM, M. Giertzsch wrote:
> To run into the problem that the client is not syncing to the server I
> --> stopped the NTP service on both client and server
> --> changed the time on the client back to january of 1975
> --> started the NTP service on the client
> --> started the NTP service on the server a little later

By default, ntpd will not try to correct a clock which is insanely far off.  The -g flag can be used to change this; otherwise run ntpdate -b at boot to get the clock close and then run ntpd afterwards to keep the clock in sync.


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