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Re: Did you know that nfs mount requires accurate time?

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Oscar Levi wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 01:46:54AM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> > It seems to me it would be much more sensible to either
> >   a) implement http/ftp and ignore this problem with nfs
> Remember that we are talking about installing base.  There aren't the
> facilities for apt at this point in the installation.

I know, and I am quite aware there are some <50k http/ftp client packages
around. It is fairly easy to setup/get a http server for the base image,
nfs can be alot trickier.

> >   b) sync the local clock to the server clock using trivial time protocol
> >      this is the smallest and most reliable option [netdate is 9k]
> This could work.  The trouble is that we need to set it in CMOS, too.
> This isn't a problem with getting the correct date.  I don't believe
> that the clocks must be exactly the same.  Thus, netdate is one method
> for getting the date, but it seems more appropriate to make it a
> general change to setup where the user can set the system clock.

It seems to be a general failing of the alphas that the cmos clock doesn't
work so I wouldn't worry too much about that till someone fixes it.


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