Ntpd problems FC13

Marvin Kosmal mkosmal at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 02:58:10 UTC 2010


On occasion I turn ntpd off and use rdate to sync time....  Then turn
ntpd back on..




On 6/1/10, Phil Meyer <pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com> wrote:
> On 06/01/2010 12:09 PM, Craig White wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 13:51 -0400, Jim wrote:
>>> FC13/KDE4
>>> Ntpd daemon is started in Services and the box is checked in Settings ,
>>> but it won't update Time.
>> ----
>> If it is way off, it will be a problem for ntpd so you should make sure
>> that the time is relatively close (i.e. +/- 5 minutes and the right
>> date) because ntpd is designed to track closely to time and if it is way
>> off, it will take a long time to get it right and create some hefty
>> entries in ntpd's skew and drift tracking.
>> Craig
> This is done by adding the -x argument to:
>      /etc/sysconfig/ntpd
> The removal of -x by default is a F8+ change?  I don't recall
> specifically, but its off by default now, and was on before.
> Also, you may want to populate /etc/ntp/step-tickers.
> With -x in /etc/sysconfig/ntpd, the ntpd startup script will first run
> ntpdate against a clock in /etc/ntp/step-tickers, if any, or from the
> general pool if not.  Then with the system clock in sync, the actual
> ntpd can start and have a better hope of keeping up.
> Newer hardware has WAY better clocks than when ntp was written, and thus
> the default removal of the initial ntpdate run.
> However, for virtualized machines, or systems with UTC checked on and
> dual booting, you will need it. :)
> Good luck!
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