On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:36:53 +0200 Andrea Venturoli wrote: > Any other way to insert some pause? You could write a simple rc script that depends on NETWORKING and runs before ntpdate. There are couple of workarounds. You could add a second nameserver to resolv.conf, e.g. 22.214.171.124. You could restart ntpd from a crontab @reboot line.