Can't set clock

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Tue Jan 6 07:26:33 UTC 2009

Jonas Norlander wrote:
> 2009/1/5 Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at>:
>> On Monday 05 January 2009, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>>> I managed by typing:
>>>>> sudo ntpdate
>>>>> and that is also the timeserver I have set the "systray" clock to use
>>>> And you are beating on a single machine, remove the 'oceania.' part and
>>>> let the ntp dns server spread the load.
>>> No, he's not.  The regional time servers are also using round robin DNS -
>>> it's just a smaller pool than  I would think if "oceania" is
>>> your region, the latency in getting to many of the large servers might
>>> interfere with getting a reliable time setting (though I know the ntp
>>> protocol tries very hard to take care of that).
>> Thanks for the heads up on regional servers.  How do I go about getting such a
>> list for my own use?
> As i wrote in a previous mail in this thread you can get a list of
> servers close to you from
Following the advice on the website to "ping around" and see where you 
get faster response I find that the europe  pool is nearly twice as fast 
to respond than the africa pool. Guess where I am located... this I 
guess because the providers here buy there bandwidth using VSAT from 
European providers.

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