problem with Time in Dapper

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 03:46:39 BST 2006


On Tuesday 24 October 2006 1:05 am, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> "Howard Coles Jr." <dhcolesj at gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > Well, I'm kinda stumped.  I would have thought that the ntp daemon
> > would have checked the time sources every so often and kept itself in
> > time, adjusting the drift file accordingly.  However, it appears that
> > the ntpd that comes with Kubuntu is merely for other machines to sync
> > with it, and it doesn't check other time sources.
>
> Unless you installed an NTP daemon yourself Ubuntu and friends only ship
> 'ntpdate' -- a one-shot tool to set the date at boot time.

I did.

> If you did install an ntp daemon it will, by default, use ntp.ubuntu.com
> as the sole time source; add more in /etc/ntp.conf to taste.

I did.

> > I'm still trying to figure out how to make it check the time sources I
> > have setup in the /etc/ntp.conf file.
>
> It almost certainly is.  What is the output of 'ntpq -c peers' on your
> machine?
>
 
    remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
==============================================================================
*time.nist.gov   .ACTS.   1 u   24   64  377  121.646  -1800.5   390.095
+fiordland.ubunt 192.36.133.17    2 u   20   64  377  113.241  -1950.7 512.593
+Time1.Stupi.SE  192.36.143.152   2 u   28   64  177  146.240  -1690.7 352.934

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See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
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