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Old 07-15-2002, 04:59 PM   #1
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Time synchronizing utility


Is there a utility that can be used to synchronize the linux clock with one of the internet time server sites? I have a box that gains about five minutes a week and its a pain to keep doing it manually.

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Old 07-15-2002, 05:02 PM   #2
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just use rdate. i normally use tick.august.net for my time server. or tock... either one.
 
Old 07-15-2002, 09:17 PM   #3
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I have a problem where the clock is 12 hours off when I type: clock or hwclock. When I do

rdate -p tock.august.net

The time is fine. The time when I have GNOME running is way off.


Any ideas?

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Old 07-16-2002, 08:58 AM   #4
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try rdate -s tock.august.net
-p will just display the dat not set it on your computer.

Or does date gice you the correct time?
Check you timezone as well...
 
Old 07-16-2002, 03:51 PM   #5
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I'm having trouble finding a source for rdate. The official one seems to be down. Any idea where I can find a mirror?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 02:17 AM   #6
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A Possible Synch Alternative

Hello
Yeah I know CLI is cool and all but for those who want pointy-clicky I recommend Gnuclear Clock. Besides a certain amout of convenience it posts a menu of a list of time servers, lots of them, so one can always connect right now w/o having to repeat a failed command. The only problem for some is that it hasn't been updated in a few years ( doesn't need to as far as app quality is concerned ) so it depends on gnome-libs 1.x.x or at least needs to lock into gnomeConf.sh. I have installed Dropline Gnome which is based on Gnome 2.x libs and I'm still jumping through hoops to get GnuclearC on my new system. If anyone knows of a more modern equivalent I'd appreciate it since merely installing gnome-libs_1.x.x is not sufficient. It complains about libart incompatibility with Gnome 2 and only gnome-libs from v 1.x.x installed. It may be solved by the time you read this so if you can't help me maybe I can then help you if you're interested in this little app.
Jimmy
 
  


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