Re: System clock running too fast
Arjen Meek wrote:
On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 05:32:28PM +0200, Roel Schroeven wrote:
In my experience, chrony does a better job of coping with clocks that
run very fast or very slow.
Thanks for the tip. I replaced ntpd with chrony on the system in
question, and after setting it up properly and doing a "makestep" it
seems to be running in sync with my server (I waited until today before
replying to ensure that it's indeed running correctly).
Apr 30 03:32:38 greebo ntpd: synchronized to 10.0.0.1, stratum 3
Apr 30 03:32:48 greebo ntpd: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 13
Apr 30 03:34:58 greebo ntpd: synchronized to 22.214.171.124,
Apr 30 03:41:24 greebo ntpd: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum 13
It looks like 10.0.0.1 is your local machine (since it is on stratum
13). That would mean that ntpd syncs with 3 machines, only one of which
is a real timeserver (and chances are that LOCAL(0) and 10.0.0.1 are the
same machine, or at least on the same network).
126.96.36.199 is a pool.ntp.org server that I added to make sure the
problem wasn't with my local server.
10.0.0.1 is the server I sync off normally (reporting here as stratum 3,
Ah indeed, I must have misread.
I try to keep direct traffic between my local network and the
internet to a bare minimum, going without forwarding if at all possible.
Also, this server provides /home over NFS to the system in question, so
staying in sync with this server has priority over staying in sync with
the rest of the world for me. (if this doesn't make sense, just tell me)
Sounds perfectly all right.
I'm afraid I can't help you (though my suggestion of trying chrony still
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