[CentOS] ntp server

Thu Jul 1 14:28:06 UTC 2010
Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com>

I have a need to run a centos server CUT-off from any connected network.
So the NTP server that is running on this very small network cannot 
connect to
any other site to do what NTP does.

however, I have devices on this small network that I wish to use the 
centos server
as the time source and run ntpd.

However - it seems like ntpd server does not like to run this way.
There is a LONG delay before it finally says OK - no one to talk to so 
I'll just give
the time anyway. Then things start working.

Is there some method to SKIP this long delay??? It seems like its 15 or 
20 minutes.
I need to bypass that delay or tell ntpd "I dont care about others time" 
just provide the time you have.