[ntp:questions] System time changes only on restarting ntpd service and query about iterating through the sources

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Wed Sep 5 11:29:11 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-04, Arpith Nayak <arpithnayak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm running into this problem.  The system time is set to 1970 after every

your RTC is broken. 

> system reboot. The first time I enable ntpd it is contacting the ntp source
> and getting the updated time. However it is unable to change the system

How are you starting ntpd?
What flags?

> time immediately. Only after I stop the service and start it again does the
> system time get changed. Has anyone else observed this behaviour? Also is
> there any way to iteratively consult the various server addresses given in
> the ntp.conf file?
> Regards,
> Arpith

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