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Old 10-14-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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Clock sync (RH 9.0)


Hi, I'd like to keep my system clock "up-to-date", what would be the most easy / effective way? Using RedHat 9.0
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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I think you just need to edit your ntpd.conf file in /etc then run the ntpd service at startup. I'm not infront of a RH box at the moment but I'm sure thats all on did on my machine in work.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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Actually, I think ntpd is to "provide" ntp services, and it sounds like you are more interested in just keeping your own system sync'd with the rest of the world.

You need to put about 5 timeservers in "/etc/ntp.conf" and then run "ntptimeset -s" to have it contact those servers and update your system time.

You can get server addresses here...
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock1a.html

There are some useful html docs in /usr/share/doc/ntp-something-something on your system.


-K
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:12 PM   #4
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hmmm with my redhat 9 system (using gnome) I right click on the clock in the corner, go to adjust date/time and it opens up a thing where I can click Enable Network Time Protocol and select a server or enter one that I would like to sync to...
Hope that helps.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:15 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by KevinJ
Actually, I think ntpd is to "provide" ntp services, and it sounds like you are more interested in just keeping your own system sync'd with the rest of the world.
You're quite right it will provide an NTP server to others but it's also what you want to run to keep yourself in sync wth other servers. The alternative is to run the ntpdate command at regular intervals, but as the service is there on RH9 already I just turn it on.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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