system clock is too slow

Thomas Munck Steenholdt tmus at
Wed Jul 28 05:39:20 UTC 2004

On real life physical machines, time-skews are often a result of a really
poor quality of the clock components in most computers (as already stated)
and ntpd is a very nice thing to have running...

Just remember that if you're going to use ntpd, make sure the system clock
is set to UTC (and linux is configured to acknowledge that)... That's the
only way clock will keep accurate over daylight saving changes...
Otherwise ntpd will speed up or slow down the system clock until the right
time is reached again.


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