[ntp:questions] Not being able to sync the embedded target (client) with the host (server)

Rob nomail at example.com
Sat Mar 15 17:24:34 UTC 2014

Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:
> Yep, that was there. The interesting part is that it works for the
> first time after a while, and it gets broken when I try to set the
> "date" explicitly by the corresponding command. For some reason, ntp
> cannot sync afterwards. Reboot and/or restarting the daemons may help
> though.

That is normal.   First-time users of NTP (especially those posting here)
appear often to be "testing" things by jerking the time away from
correct setting, by restarting the daemon several times and other
non-realistic test methods.  The ntpd code was not written with such
abuse in mind, and behaves badly under such test circumstances.

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