ntpd configutration -- a small suggestion from the peanut gallery
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Wed Jun 5 21:25:46 UTC 2019
In message <alpine.BSF.2.20.1906051648560.44637 at fledge.watson.org>,
doug at fledge.watson.org wrote:
>> Did I just miss those ntpd death messages somehow?
>I'm not sure. Somewhere in the ntp docs it says ntpd will not change the time if
>the offset is too large...
Yes. Here is the exact quote from the current man page for ntpd:
Allow the first adjustment to be Big. This option may appear an
unlimited number of times.
Normally, ntpd exits with a message to the system log if the
offset exceeds the panic threshold, which is 1000 s by default.
So either I need new glasses or else that part underlined above is just plain
wrong. Because even after my ntpd died several times, I was unable to find
-any- message telling me that ntpd had chosen suicide, let alone what the
reasons for that might have been. At least not in /var/log/messages.
>You can use ntpq to check the status of things ntp. There are lots of "neat"
Yea. I know. But thank you.
Alas, that command/program isn't really all that informative if ntpd isn't
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