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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(cdysthe@bigfoot.com):
> Hi,
> 
> 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
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> if [ -x /usr/sbin/netdate ]
> then
> /usr/sbin/netdate 165.91.52.110 > /dev/null 2>&1  
> fi
> exit 0
> 
> 165.91.52.110 is a time server.
> 
> 
> In /etc/cron.daily I have this script:
> 
> #! /bin/sh
> if [ -x /sbin/hwclock ]
> then
>    hwclock --adjust  
>    hwclock --systohc --utc
> fi   
> 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.

Wayne

-- 
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
_______________________________________________________
Wayne T. Topa <wtopa@mindspring.com>


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