Time Updates

Pastor JW pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Sun Sep 7 16:42:21 BST 2008


On Friday 05 September 2008 12:07:01 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
> Larry Hartman wrote:
> > On Thursday 04 September 2008 09:02:32 pm Steve Lamb wrote:
> >> Glenn R Williams wrote:
> >> > Actually, the app you want is "ntpdate"
> >>
> >>     That depends on what they want to do.  ntpdate is a once-off run
> >> that hits a server and then is done.
> >
> > By once-run do you mean at boot-time? Or install time?
> >
> >> ntp-server (which is also a client) allows
> >> for continual updates as long as the machine has a network connection.
> >
> > Sounds like the continual method is what I am looking for...
> >
> >> Since it wasn't specified which one (the OP's message could have been
> >> taken either way) the best option is to search on ntp and they can
> >> choose from there.  ;)
>
> Sheesh - he asked how to set HIS time, not a network's.  ntp is serious
> overkill.  ntpdate is _not_ once-off, anyway.  On a default install it runs
> every time a network interface is upped - which should keep everything on
> time, but I find the defaults rarely actually find a server.
>
> This almost always works for me:
> $ cat /etc/default/ntpdate
> # servers to check.   (Separate multiple servers with spaces.)
> NTPSERVERS="north-america.pool.ntp.org ntp.ubuntulinux.org pool.ntp.org"
> #
> # additional options for ntpdate
> #NTPOPTIONS="-v"
> NTPOPTIONS="-u -v"

I get thiswhen I run the above:

# The settings in this file are used by the program ntpdate-debian, but not
# by the upstream program ntpdate.
 
so does that mean this is for Debian flavor rather than Kubuntu?  

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