Synchronizing Networks with NTP
Subject:   Suggestions
Date:   2003-01-05 11:39:33
From:   anonymous2
You may want to add one more 'server' to your ntp.conf file: localhost.

Adding the following two lines will add the system clock to ntpd(8)'s list of time servers. This way, if the network goes down you'll still get some kind of synchronization:
fudge stratum 10

Also, it's generally not a good idea to use ntpdate; the sudden "popping" of time can cause havoc with certain programs tha rely on file date/time consistancy: make(1) is one very good example. It's best to run the ntpd(8) on the "clients" as well so the popping of time.

P.S. Can yoy guys add a "Preview" button so we can review our posts before they're submitted?