Time Updates

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Sep 10 19:07:23 BST 2008


Mark Fraser wrote:

> I found from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime that I needed to
> install the ntp package. 

You don't.  I don't have ntp.

> After rebooting and running 
> grep ntp /var/log/syslog*
> 
> I get:
> 
> Sep 10 15:42:28 Rachael ntpd[1324]: time reset -0.135819 s
> Sep 10 15:54:36 Rachael ntpd[1324]: synchronized to 91.189.94.4, stratum 2
> Sep 10 17:09:07 Rachael ntpd[4371]: synchronized to 91.189.94.4, stratum 2
> 
> So, it looks like it is working OK now.
 
No, it's not.  You can do that if you want, but it's ntpd not ntpdate that's
setting your time.  You _don't_ need ntpd, and I really think it's not a
good idea to be running servers you don't understand.  
-- 
derek




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