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Re: NTP syncing



On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 05:47:09PM -0700, Kevin Wang wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:47:14 +0100, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> > It takes a while to synchronise properly. Give it time.
> 
> For the record, it takes 10-15 minutes for ntpd to fully synchronize
> with its specified servers.

It might be quicker than Paul expects.  On a test box, I stopped the
ntpd service and forced the local time-of-day to be about 10 min ahead
of a box with very good time.

Then back on the test box I restarted ntpd

     # service ntp start

Watching the time with a loop and ssh.

     ========================
     Tue Oct 12 18:02:32 PDT 2004 local known good
     Tue Oct 12 18:14:27 PDT 2004
     ========================
     Tue Oct 12 18:03:02 PDT 2004 local known good
     Tue Oct 12 18:03:03 PDT 2004
     ========================
     Tue Oct 12 18:03:33 PDT 2004 local known good
     Tue Oct 12 18:03:33 PDT 2004

So wall time can be very good inside of a min.


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