Time Updates

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Wed Sep 10 03:27:51 BST 2008


On Tuesday 09 September 2008 07:03:11 am Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 September 2008 02:33:33 Larry Hartman wrote:
> > On Monday 08 September 2008 08:00:29 am Derek Broughton wrote:
> > > Larry Hartman wrote:
> > > >> .....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.
> > > >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > > So look at the logs:
> > > $ grep ntpd /var/log/syslog*
> > >
> > > --
> > > derek
> >
> > absolutely nothing....this is plenty curious.
>
> I'm getting nothing here too. Manually doing a sudo ntpdate-debian works:
>
> 9 Sep 14:47:58 ntpdate[32107]: step time server 91.189.94.4 offset
> -2.149841 sec
> --
> Registered Linux User #466407 http://counter.li.org

Thanx Mark,

Only one question, does this tell me when the time server was last polled by 
my computer, or does it actually poll and adjust my current time?

Larry



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