[ntp:questions] Clock Offset

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Tue Dec 18 23:57:40 UTC 2012

On Dec 18, 2012, at 3:42 PM, Mischanko, Edward T wrote:
> How can my local clock have a negative offset when none of the selected peers have a negative offset?  Is it possible?

Sure, it's possible.  If your clock started off with a large negative offset and you didn't initially step it at boot via -g flag to ntpd, then the clock will be gradually adjusted to become in sync.  Over time, the negative offset should disappear and closely track the time of the preferred peer.


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