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Old 05-16-2004, 05:42 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Idaho, USA
Distribution: Gentoo
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a few newbie questions

just downloaded and installed dropline 2.6, and i'm trying to get my system clock to sync with the atomic clock (ntp synchronization) but when you click the little checkbox under "Adjust Date and Time" it returns this:

You don't have NTP support running. Please run NTP support in the system to enable server synchronization.

ok ... how do i enable ntp support? (slackware 9.1, kernel 2.4.26, dropline 2.6)

my other question is about a message that i see when i boot the machine, it has do with when the machine is getting a dhcp address, the message contains something about:

dhcpcd[number] DHCPT1Value not contained in server response, assuming [number]
dhcpcd[number] DHCPT2Value not contained in server response, assuming [number]

the dhcp server is a linksys router, i was just wondering if these messages are normal for my network setup, or if there is something i should configure somewhere.

again, a couple of newbie questions, but i appreciate any help you guys can give me. thanks in advance!
Old 05-16-2004, 10:15 PM   #2
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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don't worry about the DHCP messages, if the network works, then all is well, though you can configure that stuff if you're really keen. check out dhclient and dhcpd as well as the routers documentation.

as for ntp, sorry, noidea.
Old 05-16-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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i seem to remember a problem that occurred in rh 7.1 i believe that had to do with a particular line of the ntp.conf file that was:

restrict default ignore

i got it to work by commenting this line out. it basically made the system ignore ntp network messages. though you could also change it by making the line

restrict default ignore

where you put in the ip of the ntp server you are using.

not sure if this is related to your problem, but you could always take a look in /etc/ntp.conf to check it out.

hope this helps.
Old 05-16-2004, 10:41 PM   #4
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thank you both for the suggestions!


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