ntpd / time synchronization

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 29 12:56:58 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:48:44 +0200
Zbigniew Szalbot <z.szalbot at lcwords.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Jerry pisze:
> >> ntpd_enable="YES"
> >> ntpd_flags="-g -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
> >> -f /var/db/ntp.drift"
> > 
> > Assuming you are running the system ntpd file, the above are not
> > really required. They are the defaults anyway. Try commenting out
> > the line and restarting ntpd.
> Thank you Jerry - that was the problem. If you want to run a default 
> nptd service, you should not have any ntpd flags in the rc.conf file.

I doubt it, I think you must have done something else to fix it. The
only difference between what you had, and the defaults is the -g
option. That option just allows ntpd to make an initial unlimited
correction rather, rather than exiting if the clock is out by >1000s. 

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