Recently I found that on my VPS server there is incorrect time often called time drift. As you know having correct time is very important – especially in Active Directory environments. Back to my case – I have VPS running on XEN and I reported to hosting company this issue. They replied that they will not change ntp settings for hosts but they said that I can do it by myself.

So encouraged by them (of course by not solving my ticket at all) I did small digging and I found this solution.

I just restarted ntpd deamon and now I am synced quite ok. I assume you configured your box as ntp client – which is of course so trivial that I will not describe it.
[[email protected]]# ntpq -p

remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter

+nac.oa.uj.edu.p     2 u   24   64  377   17.076  -12.822  14.582
*ntp.ifj.edu.pl         2 u   24   64  377   18.393  -20.868   6.604
histeria.pl     .INIT.          16 u    –   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
LOCAL(0)        .LOCL.          10 l   28   64  377    0.000    0.000   0.001

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