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    SubjectRe: ntp
    When I use the ntpd service, I see if I use the client attempt to connect
    the server repeat before the server is ready, the ntpd on server can not be
    ready all the times.

    Sometimes the waiting time maybe very long.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Matti Aarnio" <>
    To: "zhangxiliang" <>
    Cc: "Linux Kernel Mailing List" <>
    Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 5:10 PM
    Subject: Re: ntp

    > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 04:47:26PM +0800, zhangxiliang wrote:
    >> When i start the ntp service successful on server, the client must
    >> ntpdate with the server after waiting a moment.
    >> The moment may be 3~5 minutes, or it may be 10~15 minutes. I don't
    >> know why it happens?
    > The ntp server takes several external clock comparisons to know its
    > local running environments (hosts) clock behaviour.
    > Before it knows that, it has no real knowledge of what the time is,
    > and it won't report anything out.
    > In my environments I have couple local machines (usually doing
    > something else too) assigned as network local NTP servers, and
    > all other machines refer to them.
    >> Regards
    >> Zhang Xiliang
    > /Matti Aarnio

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