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Author Topic: 20111209 ntp-4.2.6p3 [VL7.0]  (Read 9827 times)

stretchedthin

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20111209 ntp-4.2.6p3 [VL7.0]
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:17:16 am »

hata_ph has built a new Ntp package for VectorLinux 7.0.
   
      
   
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ntp: ntp (Network Time Protocol daemon)
ntp:
ntp: The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of a
ntp: computer client or server to another server or reference time source,
ntp: such as a radio or satellite receiver or modem. It provides client
ntp: accuracies typically within a millisecond on LANs and up to a few tens
ntp: of milliseconds on WANs relative to a primary server synchronized to
ntp: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) via a Global Positioning Service
ntp: (GPS) receiver, for example.
ntp:
ntp: License: Refer to COOPYRIGHT
ntp: Authors: http://www.ntp.org/
ntp: Website: http://www.ntp.org/
   
   After testing this package please stop back here and let us know how it works for you.
   
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Re: 20111209 ntp-4.2.6p3 [VL7.0]
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 06:15:39 pm »

Downloaded and installed. For me at least, the application works a lot better than rdate.

Now I need to find out the best way to call from the rc init scripts.
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Re: 20111209 ntp-4.2.6p3 [VL7.0]
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 06:18:10 pm »

Thanks for testing it...once you figure out how to use it it would be helpful to make a small tutorial on that :)
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Re: 20111209 ntp-4.2.6p3 [VL7.0]
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 12:41:56 am »

just installed also, but can't remeber the commands to run ntp, would anyone elaborte here again?
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Re: 20111209 ntp-4.2.6p3 [VL7.0]
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 06:02:09 am »

You can use ntpdate (with a host eg pool.ntp.org) to instantly update the clock. This can be added to cron but is not the preferred method.

I didn't realize this initially, but the ntp package installs an rc script in the appropriate directory (I'm not used to the slackware init scripts so it took me a while to realize this) - I don't have the machine available now but I think it was rc.ntp in the /etc/rc.d directory.

I'll check when I next boot the PC to see that it's running and keeping the clock up to date.
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