Time Updates

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Mon Sep 8 15:20:48 BST 2008


On Monday 08 September 2008 06:00:25 am Larry Hartman wrote:
> On Sunday 07 September 2008 05:23:09 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Larry Hartman wrote:
> > > I am running WICD rather than KNetworkManager because it works much
> > > better for
> > > my wifi model.  It does not seem to set up its connection until late in
> > > the user login process.
> >
> > neither does knetworkmanager.
> >
> > > Could this be the culprit?  If so, will your edits to
> > > the NTPdate config file work in this situation?
> >
> > It makes no difference.  The ntpdate package contains the
> > file /etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate which is run whenever a network
> > interface is brought up.  As long as ntpdate is finding a time server,
> > this should be setting the time as soon as the network comes up
> > --
> > derek
>
> My ntpdate file:
>
> # The settings in this file are used by the program ntpdate-debian, but not
> # by the upstream program ntpdate.
>
> # Set to "yes" to take the server list from /etc/ntp.conf, from package
> ntp, # so you only have to keep it in one place.
> NTPDATE_USE_NTP_CONF=yes
>
> # List of NTP servers to use  (Separate multiple servers with spaces.)
> # Not used if NTPDATE_USE_NTP_CONF is yes.
> NTPSERVERS="north-america.pool.ntp.org ntp.ubuntulinux.org pool.ntp.org"
>
> # Additional options to pass to ntpdate
> NTPOPTIONS="-u -v"
>
>
> .....I checked and discovered that there is no /etc/ntp.conf file on my
> system.  This tells me that ntpdate was not reaching out to any servers.  I
> have since switched the "yes" to "no" and am watching to see if this is now
> resolved.  I also added your options that you posted previously.
>
>
> larry

I restarted and no effect....was still 7 minutes or so behind from the last 
manual update of time I did three or so days ago.

larry



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