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Old 02-19-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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system time is wrong, how do i change?


yup... i cant figure out how to set the right time from the command line. also, will i need to set a timezone?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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Use the date command.

man date for more details/options, etc.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:24 PM   #3
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A long-term solution is to use ntp. Your machine checks with other time keepers out in the real world and automagically adjusts your time. This is fantastic for networks. One synchronizes with the Real World and the rest sync with that one.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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of course... i do this with all MS networks. but how exactly do i set this up on redhat 9. i need actual commands if anyone knows them. thank you
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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of course... i do this with all MS networks. but how exactly do i set this up on redhat 9. i need actual commands if anyone knows them. thank you
Which command as I've already given you one to use.. simply date will change your time and date, etc??
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:55 PM   #6
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well not really... date requires a whole long string be passed to it and im not sure of the formatting of the string. as far as enabling NTP.... i have no idea wither
 
Old 02-19-2004, 01:52 PM   #7
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Try:

netdate time.nist.gov
 
Old 02-19-2004, 01:55 PM   #8
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well not really... date requires a whole long string be passed to it and im not sure of the formatting of the string. as far as enabling NTP.... i have no idea wither
So reading the man page provides no details for you then.. hmm.. seems to provide them to me when I read it..
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:12 PM   #9
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[pogson@nifty pogson]$ rpm -q --whatprovides --info ntp
ntp-4.1.2-0.rc1.2
Name : ntp Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 4.1.2 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 0.rc1.2 Build Date: Thu 13 Feb 2003 11:17:29 AM CST
Install Date: Thu 06 Nov 2003 09:50:06 PM CST Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com
Group : System Environment/Daemons Source RPM: ntp-4.1.2-0.rc1.2.src.rpm
Size : 2218704 License: distributable
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Mon 24 Feb 2003 12:38:43 AM CST, Key ID 219180cddb42a60ePackager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.ntp.org
Summary : Synchronizes system time using the Network Time Protocol (NTP).
Description :
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's
time with another reference time source. The ntp package contains
utilities and daemons that will synchronize your computer's time to
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) via the NTP protocol and NTP servers.
The ntp package includes ntpdate (a program for retrieving the date
and time from remote machines via a network) and ntpd (a daemon which
continuously adjusts system time).

Install the ntp package if you need tools for keeping your system's
time synchronized via the NTP protocol.

If you look in your CDs you should find it or via http://rpmfind.net
 
  


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