Adjusting clock speed

RW fbsd06 at
Sat Jul 21 01:34:51 UTC 2007

On 20 Jul 2007 17:44:31 -0700
Chris Jewell <chrisj-freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> We have a server running 5.3-RELEASE, whose clock varies somewhat, but
> averages about 66 parts-per-million fast.  I know about both xntpd and
> ntpdate, but our nominally-full-time Internet connection is not all
> that reliable, so I'd like to adjust the speed of the time-of-day
> clock so that only an occasional ntpdate, rather than an hourly one,
> or the full-scale daemon,

Use ntpd, that's what it's there for. It doesn't  matter if your
connection is flakely, it'll learn your clock's frequency error. 

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