Another 11.1-RELEASE install minor annoyance (ntpd)

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Thu Oct 12 16:21:00 UTC 2017

In message <CACArijC-urzJYRuA9TanUjan5EFRcStMr=rQ+gmcRD_KO6gzAA at>
Kent Kuriyama <kent.kuriyama at> wrote:

>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.

Ah, yep.  That certainly cleared up the problem.  Thanks.

P.S. One cannot help but wonder why ntpdate isn't enabled by default,
since it is clearly so useful.  Should I file a formal PR to make this

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