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Ntpdate And Ntpd Random Not Able to Synchronize Time In Solaris 11.3 (Doc ID 2552836.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


At random intervals, usually after the system has a uptime of 150 to 200 days, the following can occur:

System time drifts by several minutes

NTP cannot maintain time synchronization

The offset value in ntpq -p command increases

ntpdate command reports interrupted system call until the ntp Service is disabled and enabled, restart ntpd

 NTP will then maintain the time for a period of time after the restart


 Solaris NTP, ntpd and ntpdate, stabilized after upgrading from SRU to .


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