[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sun Nov 3 05:55:16 UTC 2013

On 02/11/2013 20:41, unruh wrote:
> On 2013-11-02, antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com <antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How can I verify if the stepping has been disabled or not?
>> ntp.drift at the moment is -500.000
> Which is way out of spec and cannot be corrected by ntpd.

Yes, it can be corrected.  There are ways of offsetting NTP to allow for 
clocks which are more than 500 ppm off nominal.  Likely it's 
OS-dependant, but for Windows I documented the method here:


I would certainly agree that if the clock is more than 500 ppm out it 
should be investigated and possibly replaced!
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