Re: Considering the removal of ntpdate
On 2009-04-24 13:53, Frans Pop wrote:
On Friday 24 April 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
Florian Lohoff wrote:
rdate ist not a replacement for ntpdate - it does not use the ntp
protocol but the time protocol (builtin inetd) - So making
ntpdate depend on rdate is not a solution as it changes the protocol
and i dont think all ntp servers also open/support the time protocol.
rdate also supports the ntp protocol. From the man page:
-n Use SNTP (RFC 2030) instead of the RFC 868 time protocol.
And JFYI, since Lenny Debian Installer uses rdate to update the system
time during installs (rdate -o 123 -nvv "$server") and we've not seen any
issues with that.
Something seems seriously wrong with rdate, or how I'm using it...
# rdate -ncv -p -o 123 ntp.cox.net
Tue Jul 21 08:52:29 CDT 2009
rdate: adjust local clock by 24.000529 seconds
# ntpdate -q ntp.cox.net
server 220.127.116.11, stratum 1, offset 0.000138, delay 0.06146
21 Jul 08:54:40 ntpdate: adjust time server 18.104.22.168
offset 0.000138 sec
Scooty Puff, Sr