ntpdate into cron seems to be no longer a good idea.
What is an
- environmental friendly ;-)
way of keeping a (debian) server's time clock up to date?
closed as not a real question by John Gardeniers, Zoredache, mdpc, Chris S♦ Feb 14 '12 at 21:26
It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
This allows a burst of packets to be sent which will get your time synced quicker.
If you ever need to have something wait for time sync before proceeding, run
Couldn't you just set ntpd to start at boot as suggested on the mailing list? That's what I've been doing for as long as I can remember.