[ntp:questions] Ginormous offset and slow convergance

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Nov 30 08:09:23 UTC 2011

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> On 11/29/2011 1:42 PM, Pete Ashdown wrote:

>> +time-C.timefreq .ACTS.           1 u   19   64  377   37.887  
>> -16011.   0.122

>> Is there anything I can do to decrease the convergence time?
> Little or nothing!  NTPD can, and sometimes does, take ten hours to 
> reach "steady state".  It needs about thirty minutes to find a 

16 second excursions are not the result of ntpd convergence delays. 
They indicate something seriously broken.  Possibly something else is 
trying to set the time.

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