New hardware showing large time drift

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Highly latency-sensitive environments syncing with NTP Stratum 1 devices, but showing large time drift

  • Here is an example ntpq output:

    [root@localhost ~]# ntpq -p
         remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
    +timeauth2.example.n .GPS.            1 u  983 1024  377   89.241  -10.651   1.987
    *timeauth1.example2 .C.             1 u  229 1024  377   88.164  -10.993   0.856


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • HP 200+ series G5+

  • Dell PowerEdge 2900

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