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Old 04-23-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question time server

Dont know if anyone can help as it's not really a linux problem as such but here goes.

We install digital CCTV systems and the machines we use are linux based this is chosen for reliability but we have a problem with the time, each machine seems to lose about ten mins per day. Does anyone know how to link to a time server so we can sync the time.

Any help will be appreciated

Old 04-23-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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Depending on your Linux distribution, there is usually a date/time configuration setting in an administration menu. You can configure that your system should use network time protocol (NTP) synchronization.

This will initially use Internet servers (like those at to establish the hardware clock drift on your machine, then create a drift correction file (after about 2 weeks of sampling and correction) that NTP will use to maintain sub-100ms clock accuracy, even without a network connection.
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If you can add to the Linux OS, what you want is ntp-simple
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Sorted, thanks for the advice I have managed to link to a time server via the digital cctv software.



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