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NAME

       ntpd - "Network Time Protocol daemon"

SYNOPSIS

       ntpd [-dSs] [-f file]

DESCRIPTION

       The  ntpd daemon synchronizes the local clock to one or more remote NTP
       servers, and can also act as an NTP server itself,  redistributing  the
       local  time.  It implements the Simple Network Time Protocol version 4,
       as described in RFC 2030, and the Network Time Protocol version  3,  as
       described in RFC 1305.

       ntpd  uses  the adjtime(2) system call to correct the local system time
       without causing time jumps.  Adjustments larger than 128ms  are  logged
       using  syslog(3).   The threshold value is chosen to avoid having local
       clock drift thrash the log files.  Should ntpd be started with  the  -d
       option, all calls to adjtime(2) will be logged.

       When  ntpd  starts  up,  it  reads  settings from a configuration file,
       typically ntpd.conf(5).

       The options are as follows:

       -d     Do not daemonize.  If this option is specified, ntpd will run in
              the foreground and log to stderr.

       -f file
              Use  file  as  the  configuration  file,  instead of the default
              /etc/openntpd/ntpd.conf.

       -S     Do not set  the  time  immediately  at  startup.   This  is  the
              default.

       -s     Set the time immediately at startup if the local clock is off by
              more than 180 seconds.  Allows  for  a  large  time  correction,
              eliminating the need to run rdate(8) before starting .

FILES

       /etc/openntpd/ntpd.conf
              default ntpd configuration file

SEE ALSO

       date(1), adjtime(2), ntpd.conf(5), rdate(8), timed(8)

       , Network Time Protocol (Version 3), March 1992.

       , Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Version 4, October 1996.

HISTORY

       The ntpd program first appeared in OpenBSD 3.6 .

                                 July 9, 2004                          NTPD(8)