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Old 07-18-2006, 06:45 AM   #1
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NTP force update

In RedHat Linux 9, I have configured to synchronize the clock with a remote time server using the NTP (the server is "".

What command could I issue such that, I could force the NTP to update the date and time?
Old 07-18-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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i never run ntpdate, i prefer to run ntp as a daemon (ntpd) and i just run it for a hour or two just to keep the clock accurate, not like i am doing any scientific experiments needing time set to perfection but i like accurate time, in /etc/ntp.conf i have the following:


you may want to go to ntp's website and find an australian server list that is similar.
Old 07-26-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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you can add -x to the options in /etc/sysconfig/ntpd. that will call ntpdate when ntpd starts up for a one time sync.
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