Re: ntpd won't set clock
Mark Lijftogt wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 09:57:50AM +0100, Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
>>I try to use ntpd from openntpd 3.6.1p1-2 to set the system clock, but
>>it refuses to do so:
>>root@pchome [~] # ntpd -d -s
>>ntp engine ready
>>reply from 188.8.131.52: offset 3436.453723 delay 0.081319, next query 5s
>>reply from 184.108.40.206: offset 3436.457766 delay 0.087383, next query 5s
>>reply from 220.127.116.11: offset 3436.461693 delay 0.099266, next query 5s
>>[many lines snipped]
>>reply from 18.104.22.168: offset 3436.323719 delay 0.136268, next query 30s
>>reply from 22.214.171.124: offset 3436.479255 delay 0.160401, next query 30s
>>reply from 126.96.36.199: offset 3436.444999 delay 0.152332, next query 30s
>>adjusting local clock by 3436.456532s
>>adjtime failed: Invalid argument
>>Currently, the clock is almost one hour late. But specifiying '-s'
>>should allow to set it anyway.
>>Any ideas? Googling and this ML did not bring up an answers.
> I would advice you to use ntpdate or date to adjust the time in such a
> manour that ntpd can cope with the diffrence. From the man of ntpd the
> -s is for:
> -s statsdir
> Specify the directory path for files created by the
> statistics facility.
I am using the openntpd package, not ntp. Its manpage states:
-s Set the time immediately at startup if the local clock is
off by more than 180 seconds. Allows for a large time correction,
eliminating the need to run rdate(8) before starting ntpd.
With openntpd i have only one program for the initial time setting and
the continuous adjustment.
But id doesn't seem to work. Is no one else using openntpd?