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Re: ntpdate tip -- hmm? [NEW TOPIC]



On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 12:52:29PM -0500, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 11:39, will trillich wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 10:17:01AM -0600, will trillich wrote:
> > > -- 
> > > I use Debian/GNU Linux version 2.2;
> > > Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
> > >  
> > > DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #59 from Will Trillich <will@serensoft.com>
> > > :
> > > Wanting to SYNCHRONIZE YOUR SYSTEM CLOCK periodically? If you
> > > think your system clock gathers or loses a few extra seconds
> > > each day, you're probably looking for "ntpdate" which queries
> > > several "network time protocol" servers, and sets your system
> > > clock accordingly.
> > > 	apt-get install ntpdate ntp-doc
> > > then browse /usr/share/doc/ntp-doc/html for info.
> > 
> > after the "ntpdate -- don't do this thread" subject line won the
> > award for longest thread in the last four decades, i thought i'd
> > send up a flare and see what y'all think about my erstwhile tip
> > above.
> 
> The tip itself is fine - it was the practice of putting ntpdate in cron
> at some commonly thought of time (such as midnight) to update the system
> clock while getting your NTP info from a primary time server - the

Is there any reason to not use chrony on a leaf system, since it seems
to do the funky slew dance by default, as well as neatly integrating
into ppp's up and down scripts?

-rob

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