Time sync during bootup - how to disable it

Philippe Landau lists at mailry.net
Sat Nov 6 21:29:13 UTC 2004

>> But my country entered in Day-Light-Saving a month ago. The Public NTP
>> Servers don't know anything about this local political matter, but mu
>> Ubuntu system when booting syncs with ntp.ubuntu.org or something like 
>> that.
>> Well, I don't want it to happen anymore, I just want Ubuntu to take
>> Hardware Time and set System Time to HW Time.
>> How can I disable it?

on 31.10.2004 plasmo / triad wrote:
 > Use the command : update-rc.d
 > To install and remove System-V style init script links.

 > So to remove the NTP server just do this in a terminal:
 > sudo update-rc.d -f ntpdate remove
 > this will remove ntpdate from the rcS directory
 > and thus remove from startup.

 > To add back later just do:
 > sudo update-rc.d ntpdate start 51 S .
 > This will put back a sym link.

 > For more info on usage of update-rc.d read
 > man update-rc.d
 > http://www.wlug.org.nz/update-rc.d
 > http://tinyurl.com/3lckz
 > http://tinyurl.com/5dock

in my opinion this automatic update by ubuntu
is an intrusion into our privacy
and should be disabled by default.

kind regards     philippe

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