Re: netdate - ntp - chrony ?
Subject: netdate - ntp - chrony ?
Date: Wed, May 12, 1999 at 12:25:58PM -0500
In reply to:Christian Dysthe
Quoting Christian Dysthe(email@example.com):
> I want a simple task performed. ntp does it, but is not really made for a
> dial-up system like mine.
> chrony does it also, but what I wondered is: couldn't It use netdate for this?
> I have put the following script in my /etc/ip-up.d
> if [ -x /usr/sbin/netdate ]
> /usr/sbin/netdate 126.96.36.199 > /dev/null 2>&1
> exit 0
> 188.8.131.52 is a time server.
> In /etc/cron.daily I have this script:
> #! /bin/sh
> if [ -x /sbin/hwclock ]
> hwclock --adjust
> hwclock --systohc --utc
> exit 0
> This last script is there since I do not often reboot, and still want the
> hardware clock adjusted.
> These two scripts seems to keep my clock correct without having to install ntp
> or chrony, or have I as a newbie missed something here?
> I would really like to know the difference between netdate and ntp/chrony. And
> if you choose a time server to use with netdate, shouldn't it be just as
> accurate as if you used ntp?
I'm with you. I do the same as you but have also installed adjtimex
which keeps things in line when I'm not connect for a long period,
like overnight. For a home network, that combo works fine.
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
Wayne T. Topa <firstname.lastname@example.org>