Re: FreeBSD date drifts significantly
- From: "Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T" <jeffh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 23:57:39 -0600
On 11/21/06, Eric <heli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Neil Short wrote:us.pool.ntp.org is just a meta pointer to one of the servers in the us
> my FreeBSD date drifts out of sync with the system
> When I set it, it is absolutely correct and matches
> the system (CMOS) date. I then reboot and - shezam!
> it's jumped 12 hours forward. Reboot again - another
> 12 hour jump ... until the FreeBSD date is about 2 and
> a half days beyond today's date - and the CMOS date.
> When I set up the system I said that the system clock
> is NOT set to UTC - but just to be sure, I went back
> into sysinstall and re-set the time zone the same way
> (MST - Arizona).
> I suspect this has something to do with maybe the
> server that is synchronizing my time; but I don't
> recall how to synchronize my time with an up-stream
> server. Can't find documentation on it either.
> Any pointers?
has your answers. my /etc/ntp.conf looks like:
pool - so you could be pointing/asking 0.pool.ntp.org twice. Usually
just us.pool.ntp.org is good enough. Unless your obsessive like me
and list, 0,1,2 and 3.us.pool.ntp.org
++1 on http://www.pool.ntp.org/ -- great redundancy and you don't end
up hard coding time servers that may go away or drop their public
access. If you don't have your own cesium clock it's a cheap
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