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Re: [SLE] ntp client -- warning from yast
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:42:22 -0400
  • Message-id: <44C62DCE.20702@xxxxxxxxxx>
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?
>
> So, if I have a laptop, that does not at all times have an inet
> connection, basically I should not use the NTP client? Is there any
> good way to, once an inet connection IS established, sync time to an
> NTP server?
>
> Yast seems to only give "never" and "on boot" as ntp sync options. If
> there is a command I can execute from a shell, that would be fine.

You can always start ntpd manually or use ntpdate. However, I have it
enabled to start at boot on my notebook, with no problems.

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