new user - xntp

Tim Hanson tjhanson at
Wed Jun 9 10:58:35 UTC 2010

On Tuesday, June 08, 2010 09:05:55 pm NoOp wrote:
> On 06/08/2010 08:46 PM, Tim Hanson wrote:
> > In the menu system, I haven't found the provision to update time from
> > public NTP servers.  Checking with the "whereis" command shows that xntp
> > is not on the computer.  Other distros set up methods to run the program
> > manually or as a daemon, and even provide a list of secondary servers. 
> > Am I left on my own?
> System|Administration|Time and Date|Click to make changes (supply your
> user password)|Configuration:Keep sysncronized with internet servers|(if
> you get 'NTP support is not installed' click 'Install NTP support)|Time
> Servers: Select Servers|select one of the default, or add your own.
> Personally I prefer to use (0/
> Ubuntu info:
Just out of curiosity, in the past with another distribution xntpd installed 
into the boot process.  This was fine on a hard wired desktop computer, but 
fell down on laptops that aren't connected to the internet on boot.  The 
laptop would hang for eons waiting for the daemon to time out trying to 
connect to a time server.  How is this handled in Ubuntu?  

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