Originally posted by acid_kewpie
well ntpd IS a daemon i.e. a server, to recive updates just use rdate on a cron job pr such like
rdate -s tick.august.net
I also found a more elegant solution by looking at the NTP RFC (1305 - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1305.html
for details) and at the following URL: http://www.scd.ucar.edu/nets/intro/s...tools/ntp.html
- once the default functionality of the daemon and the configurations of the daemon are understood, things become much easier. In a nutshell, the daemon defaults to a Stratum 3 time server, and as long as the daemon is pointed to a higher stratum server / device, then there are no problems using the daemon to retrieve time synchronization. Further, by using the daemon as a Stratum 3 time server, the daemon is also available to provide synchronization for local devices such as workstations and laptops.