how to stop synchroniziing the clock from internet at startup

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Apr 14 23:48:10 UTC 2006

Thilo Six wrote:

> Hash: RIPEMD160
> Derek Broughton schrieb am 04.03.2006 18:56:

(rather an old post?)
> <snip>
>> Yeah, right.  9 times out of 10, I get no synchronization at startup,
>> because it gets no response from OR
> That is strange. Here ntpdate syncs every startup with
> Since i am on DSL (pppoe) i had to rearrange some init-scripts in
> /etc/rc2.d/ to make shure ntpdate sync only after the internet
> connection is established.

I would have assumed it was my connection - I have a wireless connection to
a modem quite a distance away, and ntpdate runs when I get connected to my
_lan_ but that often hasn't actually got a connection to the internet, yet,
but the same problem happens at work.

I could probably fix it with a longer timeout.

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