RE: How to start NTPD?
If you are a client then you can run ntpdate via a cronjob.
00 1 * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate <server>
You should be able to install ntp with apt-get and start it with /etc/init.d/ntp start
after you have edited /etc/ntp.conf
running ntpq to test it,
then at the > prompt type ep then as, these should give you outputs.
ind assID status conf reach auth condition last_event cnt
1 15004 9124 yes yes none falsetick reachable 2
2 15005 9424 yes yes none candidat reachable 2
3 15006 9624 yes yes none sys.peer reachable 2
4 15007 9424 yes yes none candidat reachable 2
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
xmu-relay2.masse tick.usno.navy. 2 u 860 1024 377 44.740 75.290 8.830
+orthanc.otago.a buzzybee.its.wa 2 u 817 1024 377 61.753 0.696 3.386
*amp-gw.compass. bigben.clix.net 2 u 831 1024 377 36.793 0.581 0.556
+gen2.ihug.co.nz bigben.clix.net 2 u 922 1024 377 43.803 -2.286 3.600
From: JoeHill [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 22 September 2004 11:18 a.m.
To: Debian Users
Subject: How to start NTPD?
In installed the NTP, as well as the ntp-docs, and for the life of me I can't
figure out how to start ntpd. There does not even appear to be an 'ntpd'
anywhere (tried 'which'), and from going over the docs I cannot find a section
on how to start/stop/restart the service, and there is no seperate 'ntpd'
I already have an NTP service running on this box, I just want my little Debian
box to be in sync with it.
On a related note, to start/stop/restart a service on my Mandrake machine, I use
the 'service' command. I somehow ended up with the impression that the
analagous command on Debian was 'dpkg-reconfigure'. I'm way off, I suspect.
Clarification on that also appreciated.
JoeHill RLU #282046 / www.freeyourmachine.org
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