Preventing ntpd from adjusting time (backwards)

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Apr 21 17:31:39 UTC 2009

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:43:32 +0200
Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at> wrote:

> On Tuesday 21 April 2009 16:20:52 RW wrote:
> > The bottom line though, is that ntpdate_enable=yes solves the
> > problem entirely, since the real problem is not the step, but the
> > fact that it happens in the background, and after a delay.
> Care to expand on that? Dovecot won't stop if root issues a date
> command that sets time to the past, for example?

I was assuming that since you're running ntpd you wouldn't be doing
> > ntpdate may be deprecated, but it's been deprecated for years, and I
> > doubt it will go away until ntpd fully replaces it's functionality.
> > ntpd -gq can replace ntpdate in a crontab, but ntpd -gqn doesn't
> > really replace ntpdate -b in the boot-sequence.
> I'm actually counting on it to be gone in 8.0.

Is that official?

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