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I have a Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit installed in VMware workstation on a Windows 8 machine.

I have followed VMware's recommendations to use NTP and not use the guest tools for timesync.

I have installed ntp and replaced my /etc/ntp.conf file with this:

tinker panic 0
restrict 127.0.0.1
restrict default kod nomodify notrap
server 0.vmware.pool.ntp.org
server 1.vmware.pool.ntp.org
server 2.vmware.pool.ntp.org
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift

The problem is that I still get a massive timedrift. After 2 or 3 hours of booting the VM, I have lost 4 minutes. By the end of the day, the VM is 30 minutes to 40 minutes behind.

What have I missed in my NTP configuration?

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