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Re: ntpd flails on machine with large clock error...

On Thu, 06 Apr 2000, Joe Emenaker wrote:
> However, in this case, I'm more in need of a *smooth* transition to the
> proper time than I am in need of a *prompt* one. I don't mind if ntpd needs
> a day or two to bring things into line...

> Does anybody have any ideas?

ntpdate -B should do it (stop ntp first, you'll need to restart it after
ntpdate finished its run).  It's a good idea to have ntpdate -b -s on the
initscripts to avoid this kind of problem (during boot up, at least).

ntpdate can be found in the ntpdate debian package. It already provides a
init script, but you must edit /etc/init.d/ntpdate to enable it.

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