Got a sarge box.. this is what you
ii ntp 4.2.0a-11 Network Time Protocol: network utilities
ii ntp-server 4.2.0a-11 Network Time Protocol: common server tools
ii ntp-simple 4.2.0a-11 Network Time Protocol: daemon for simple sys
ntp, ntp-server and ntp-simple.
but if you do a apt-cache show ntp-server, look at what it says about ntp-simple.
[and I quote]
There are two server packages: 'ntp-simple' only knows about your computer's
built-in clock. 'ntp-refclock' has built-in support for a variety of
time signal receivers. Both server packages, of course, can synchronize
with other servers across the Internet.
Starting and restarting.. /etc/init.d/ntp-server (start|stop|etc.etc.etc.)
So there you are.
ntpdate is only a client side piece of software, has no services behind it.
polling ever minute is useless.. unless you thrive on the couple of 3 diget numbers behind
the comma. 15 minitues is just fine. Run the ntp server if you realy need a tight grip on
Take a good look at the ntp.conf.. [plug for pool.ntp.org .. we still need all the support
we can get].
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' package. 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. Thanks.