OT: Re: Computer loosing time
kassube at gmx.net
Fri May 16 17:20:03 UTC 2008
> Presumably, with NTP service enabled, the time will resync with the
> Internet servers on a periodic basis. I don't know what the default
> interval is, however.. my own observation is that it cannot be more
> than once a day. (Is it a cron job?) In any case, assuming all
> hardware is working correctly, there should be no need to resync time
> on a running modern system.
With ntpdate installed (don't know if it is default) the machine is
synchronized with the Ubuntu server at startup. I don't think there is a
new synchronization later again. A clock synchronization could break
applications if the machine time jumps too much. From many years ago I
remember a problem with cron after a time adjustment.
If you have ntp installed, your machine will be continuosly synchronized
to the time server. The sync interval depends on the clock variation of
your machine. IIRC the interval is in the range 60s to 1000s. Of course
that can only work with a permanent internet connection.
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