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Date:      Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:01:06 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: system clock running 2h early although ntpd enabled
Message-ID:  <20110211220106.766288e5@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTi=9Au2qe+JtgRH4TmVjMrpvv4JEywZLcuqbND2g@mail.gmail.com>
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On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:13:43 -0800
David Brodbeck <gull@gull.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Christopher J. Ruwe <cjr@cruwe.de>
> wrote:
> > Since some weeks my local clock runs two hours early.
> > My /etc/localtime is a copy of /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin
> > and I have set both ntpd_enable="YES" and ntpd_sync_on_start="YES".
> 
> ntpd has a sanity check -- if the clock is out by more than 1000
> seconds it will give up.  So you may have to manually set the clock to
> something close to correct before ntpd will handle it.  Or pass ntpd
> the "-g" flag to disable the initial sanity check, 

That's what ntpd_sync_on_start="YES" does.



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