[buug] NTP Time Setting
itz at speakeasy.org
Wed Oct 2 15:10:06 PDT 2002
Joseph> One concern that I have about its working automatically is
Joseph> that I'm on dialup (ugh), and so it probably wouldn't be able
Joseph> to check itself on a regular schedule. Would this be a
Dave> Probably more of a headache than its worth. I guess it depends
Dave> on whether or not your dialup is connected all the time. I
Dave> would suggest just running ntpdate as part of your dialup
Dave> script, that way you'll sync every time you connect. Your other
Dave> option is to run ntpd, and have it demand-dial when it needs to
Dave> sync, but this seems like overkill, as I imagine it will be
Dave> dialing quite often.
Have a look at chrony:
It is an alternative ntp client, more lightweight in some ways IIRC,
and good behaviour on a dial-up connection is one of its selling
I would enclose my config file, except I myself switched to ntpd after
a lifetime of chrony use just a couple of months ago.
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