two ntpd

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Fri Feb 15 19:25:51 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 09:24:23AM -0800, ivan dimitrov wrote:
> Hi list,
> is it normal to have two ntpds?
>   767  ??  Ss     0:37.28 /usr/sbin/ntpd -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/
>   844  ??  S      0:00.95 /usr/sbin/ntpd -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/

This "double ntpd" problem has plagued me for years, but I've
been too lazy to look into it. I believe there are a number of
threads about it. The problem is whenever there are two process
running, they are effectively inactive (no time sync happens).

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