[ntp:questions] Problem facing with Ntp client Configuration

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Tue Mar 25 14:47:51 UTC 2014

Biswajit Panigrahi wrote:
> Hi All,
> When ever I configure ntp client ,then its takes more time even if 7minute to 8 minute difference is there between client and server.
> Please provide me the configuration which will sync within less time.
> Currently ntp.drift file is empty.shall we need to modify the same?

My ntpd startup scripts still use "ntpdate" to preset the time
but you can also try "ntpd -g -q".

The drift file is only populated when ntpd has an idea of what
the value should be.

When using a good drift file my servers are usually within 1 ms
offset after about 15 minutes (ntpd 4.2.7p433).


> Current NTP Client configuration is :
> server
> server
> fudge stratum 10
> restrict mask nomodify notrap noquery
> restrict
> broadcastclient novolley
> broadcastdelay 0
> keys /var/ntp/keys
> logfile /var/log/ntp/ntpd.log
> driftfile /var/log/ntp/ntp.drift
> statsdir /var/log/ntp/
> statistics loopstats peerstats
> filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable
> filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
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