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Old 12-28-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Changing the date slowly

Relatively new to Linux. The clock on the Mandrake 9.1 server that I run get's a little ahead of it's self at times. Right now it ia about 10 minutes fast, and just getting faster.

In the past I have just changed the date back and dealt with the applications that did not like the sudden adjustments to the time.

I am running some monitoring utilities on the server that don't like backward adjustments to the date. I vaguely remember running accross a command that would adjust the O/S clock slowly over a specified amount of time. For example, it would slow the system down 10 minutes over a 10 hour window.

Is there such a command?

Thanks for any assistance.
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When you adjust time and day in GUI you have option to synchronize you clock with internet servers
Old 12-31-2004, 06:07 AM   #3
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Not exactly what I was looking for.

I do not have the GUI installed. I do not use an NTP server.

I am considering changing that so that I do sync to an NTP server - often.

But, in the mean time, I need to slow the clock down. I thought when I installed Mandrake, Caldera, or Red Hat I ran accross a command that would adjust the date over a period of time.

Thanks for the reply though.


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