[ntp:questions] questions] status information after ntpd -q

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Tue Feb 4 17:08:27 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-04, joeri delvoy <boterhoeksken at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello Karel,
> thanks, but i do not understand your remark:
> on my device i have an rtc. do you mean i have to make a link in the config to /dev/rtc?
> (and what about a refclock on a pc?)

A refclock is an external source of direct UTC time. The most common
these days is a GPS receiver with PPS, but various radio clocks, or
local rubidium or cesium oscillators also exist. It is not the rtc which
is used only to carry time over while the computer is shut down.


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