[ntp:questions] ***SPAM*** How to sync my system clock when there is high offset

Mike Cook michael.cook at sfr.fr
Tue Jun 13 12:45:17 UTC 2017

> Le 13 juin 2017 à 12:20, Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar at redhat.com> a écrit :
> On Fri, Jun 09, 2017 at 04:28:07PM +0200, Mike Cook wrote:
>>> Le 9 juin 2017 à 12:52, Ashish Kurian <ashishbnv at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> In my ntpq -p output, I see that the offset is around 70 milli second. How
>>> can I force my system clock to sync with the NTP server time. If I wait for
>>> a day, I know that the value will come down, but how can i get it synced
>>> without such long wait?
>> Again, and I would say «  as usual » , not enough info in the question to make a reasonable guess. A bit like answering the question «  how long is a piece of sting? ».
>> That said, if you detected that just after starting ntpd, it probably means the you need the « -g » option on startup.
> You mean the -G option which was added in recent ntp versions? The -g
> option just temporarily disables the panic threshold and should't make
> a difference (unless the initial offset is larger than 1000 seconds).

Yes, indeed. Thx

> With older ntp versions it's recommended to run ntpdate -b before
> starting ntpd in order to speed up the initial synchronization.
> -- 
> Miroslav Lichvar

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