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Re: [SLE] ntp client -- warning from yast
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:44:25 -0400
  • Message-id: <44C62E49.2060604@xxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 July 2006 09:43, Peter Van Lone wrote:
>> using SUSE10, when I went into yast to enable the ntp client, I am
>> warned about setting it to execute "on boot". The warning says:
>> "Warning! If you do not have a permanent internet connection, starting
>> the NTP daemon can take a very long time, and the daemon might not run
>> properly"
>> Huh?
> When you boot and start up ntp, it will try to go out and set the time and if
> you don't have a connection, it is going to hang there for a timeout.
> Not good.

I have watched the boot process, with ntpd enabled and no network
connection. The timeout isn't very long, perhaps a few seconds. It
doesn't have much effect on booting.

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