Help with ntpd

Karl Denninger karl at
Sun Apr 28 04:30:20 UTC 2019

On 4/27/2019 16:10, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen wrote:
> On 4/27/19 12:30 PM, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen wrote:
>> For some reason, ntpd has stopped correcting the time on my FreeBSD
>> computer.  After 12 hours, my clock has fallen back 4 hours!  So it is
>> very serious.
> I switched ntpd off.  The clock is still losing time.  I'll look at the
> BIOS when I am next with the computer - maybe that has an issue.
> The issue was there whether I said the clock was local time or UTC.

ntpd will give up if the drift from the system clock is too large and it
cannot correct it.

I suggest checking the CMOS battery.

Karl Denninger
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