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Re: [SLE] Was: Sync'in Time
Hello Ben, and LenZ
I am using eastern -local time , I'm in Florida (est) .
I changed the time server names to ip numbers , as LenZ suggested.
Run Top , kill xntpd , and then restart it.
then I ran ntpdate
and got -
[11:05pm][Thu May 3][basslake:/root]# ntpdate
3 May 23:06:00 ntpdate[1303]: no servers can be used, exiting

Now I ran , ntpdate 131.216.16.9
and got
[11:22pm][Thu May 3][basslake:/etc]# ntpdate 131.216.16.9
3 May 23:23:02 ntpdate[1921]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting

Now I ran Top , kill xntpd - to shut it off completly .
Now running
ntpdate 131.216.16.9
gave a good result
[11:23pm][Thu May 3][basslake:/etc]# ntpdate 131.216.16.9
3 May 23:22:07 ntpdate[1923]: step time server 131.216.16.9 offset -90.534378 sec

Since I am not connected to the net at boot-up,
It Looks like I don't need to call xntpd at boot-up at all .
It seems to be having problems resolving the time-server ip
probably no connection at boot-up, causes xntpd to set the time servers as
unreachable, and never tries again to access them again.

I'll try running ntpdate from kppp , when I dial out ,and set xntpd in rc.config to no.
As long as ntpdate works to keep the time accurate, then that is what I wanted.
I'm still curious about xntpd though, it is probably more useful to perminant connections than to dial-ups.
Hey, yes thanks again for the tips & info - I was unaware of that ntpdate command.

JohnWM
SuSE7.0 - 2.4.2-4GB - >[windomaker]< - <Gnome - <kde - <kde2 - fvwm2< - ALSA-ymfpci - <

On Thu, 03 May 2001, Ben Rosenberg wrote:
> I had the problem below when Linux was set to GMT..after I set it to
> local time..this issue went away and it would synch. *shrug*
>
> * LenZ Grimmer (grimmer@xxxxxxx) [010503 14:31]:
> }=}On Wed, 2 May 2001, basslake wrote:
> }=}
> }=}> I use dial-up account, so when I boot up, I am not connected to the net.
> }=}> xntp exits , and log says that -
> }=}>
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake ntpdate[389]: can't find host sundial.columbia.edu
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake ntpdate[389]: can't find host tick.cs.unlv.edu
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake ntpdate[389]: no servers can be used, exiting
> }=}
> }=}This is no good. Maybe it cannot resolve the host names? Maybe you should
> }=}try to use IP addresses instead.
> }=}
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: ntpd 4.0.99f Mon Apr 9 10:57:57 GMT 2001 (
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: signal_no_reset: signal 13 had flags 400000
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: precision = 11 usec
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: kern_enable is 1
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: using kernel phase-lock loop 0040
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: frequency initialized 0.000 from /etc/ntp.d
> }=}> May 2 11:30:30 basslake xntpd[392]: using kernel phase-lock loop 0041
> }=}>
> }=}> Question: Do I need to stop, then restart xntpd every time I go on
> }=}> line ? , or is there a command-line command to tell xntpd to get the
> }=}> time sync from the net servers ?
> }=}
> }=}I would recommend to start and stop it every time you go online/offline.
> }=}Since it cannot sync the clock while you are offline anyway, there is not
> }=}much use for keeping it running. Anyway - how exact do you want your
> }=}system clock to be? I simply run "ntpdate" every time I connect to the
> }=}net. It's not like the clock is going to drift for hours if you are
> }=}disconnected for a day :)
> }=}
> }=} LenZ
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