Re: xntp

Subject: Re: xntp
From: Paul J. Lucas (
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 19:19:50 MST

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:

> If you're running the daemon, it means you primarily want to act as the timer
> server for others to connect to.

        Not really.

> Try 'ntpdate'. I use ''. If it works, make it a
> cron job.

        However, I do run ntpdate as an hourly cron because I've
        noticed that xntpd sometimes dies unexpectedly. Put something
        like the following in /etc/cron.hourly. If your ISP has a NTP
        server include theirs and any others you like. More than one
        is recommended.

----- CUT -----
#! /bin/sh

/usr/sbin/ntpdate -s \
        your-isp-time-server-goes-here \ \ \
----- CUT -----

        - Paul

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