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NTP Issues Today

That's what happens when you just follow vendor recommendations blindly. If
you do follow that on vm's (which can actually be a good practice), make
sure they pull from your own time infrastructure, and not just the world at
large, and that those servers behave in a sane fashion with regard to time

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Darius Jahandarie <djahandarie at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Are you sure that you are actually using NTP to set your clock?
> > For you to sync with 2000,  you should have had multiple confused
> > peers from multiple time sources;  possibly a false radio signal....
> >
> > NTP by default has a panic threshold of 1000 seconds.
> >
> > This  _should_   have caused NTP to execute a panic shutdown,
> > instead of setting the clock back  30 million seconds.
> For VMWare at least, their official recommendation[1] for NTP is to
> tinker panic 0
> for suspend/resume reasons. I've seen it default in some places.
> [1]
> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006427
> --
> Darius Jahandarie