Another 11.1-RELEASE install minor annoyance (ntpd)

Kent Kuriyama kent.kuriyama at
Thu Oct 12 05:53:27 UTC 2017

What is happening is that your system clock is so far off that ntpd starts
up and then shutdown because the time delta is too great.

I just enable ntpdate.  In /etc/rc.conf I have the lines:

ntpdate_flags="-b"     # Causes ntpdate to step the time regardless of delta

Reboot the system, this should fix your problem.


On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 7:32 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at>

> I dunno what went wrong here.  During my fresh install of 11.1-RELEASE
> I explicity selected that I wanted ntpd to run, and sure enough, in my
> /etc/rc.conf file I see the line:
> ntpd_enable="YES"
> but "ps -ax | fgrep ntp" shows nothing running, and the time on this
> system is way way WAY off.
> What did I do wrong?
> Is this another case where I have to poke an appropriate hole in my
> Linksys E4200 router config, ya know, to make NTP work?
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