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Date:      Tue, 05 Nov 1996 19:21:12 -0600 (CST)
From:      David Kelly <>
To:        Doug White <>
Cc:, George Yobst <>
Subject:   Re: Time Server Setup - xntpd
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On 18:32:46 Doug White wrote:
>Here is my /etc/ntp.conf:

May I also suggest saving your drift file? Add the following to

driftfile /etc/ntp.drift

>Then edit the 'xntpdflags' directive in /etc/sysconfig to read:
>xntpdflags="-c /etc/ntp.conf"

That's actually xntpd's default values. Would empty quotes work

>Reboot and you're off and rolling.

Ouch! No need to reboot. Just start xntpd (as root) by hand.
A simple "xntpd" does it. It backgrounds itself. I kill the old
one and launch a new one every time I dial in via PPP. Leave the
old one running in order for it to continually apply the drift
corrections. Kill it when I dial in because I get a different
IP address each time and the old xntpd is still bind'ed via my
prior IP address.

David Kelly N4HHE, (wk), (hm)
The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its
capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.

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