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Legolas327 10-15-2006 09:36 PM

I Can't Access Public Time Servers
 
When I try to set my Time and Date on my computer clock (KDE) with the "Set time and Date Automatically" function to an automatic Public Time Server I can't? When I try to pick any of those public servers provided with the application I get the message:

Quote:

Unable to contact time server: pool.ntp.org.
I get the same for any of the pull down selections?

I have the ntpd service running? I thought that it insured I could synchronize my computer to the world time? Any ways my computer was running 30mins faster than it should have and it is annoying.

timeless..

slackhack 10-15-2006 11:34 PM

are you running a firewall? i think ntp uses udp/123. maybe try a specific server near you instead of the pool:
http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Servers/...TwoTimeServers

Legolas327 10-16-2006 08:43 PM

Thank you :)
I am not running a fire wall other than my router, but that has never given me problems before? Selinux is disabled.

I don't know what changed but for some reason my system has accepted the provide sites as stated above. I don't know why though. I am monitoring the time periodically to see if it differs. When and how often does the time perform a check against the servers. Is this something I have to schedule? what happens when the computer is turned off for a long period of time and is not connected to the internet?

Gray

slackhack 10-16-2006 09:36 PM

glad you got it. you might want to browse:
http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/


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