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Date:      Fri, 3 Dec 1999 16:55:57 -0600
From:      "Mark Einreinhof" <montana1@home.com>
To:        "Sheldon Hearn" <sheldonh@uunet.co.za>
Cc:        "Freebsd-Questions" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: XNTP help 
Message-ID:  <000001bf3de1$8fb987e0$0201010a@cmr.net>
In-Reply-To: <55351.944048305@axl.noc.iafrica.com>

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Tried what you said and it works initially, i.e. resyncs the time but
still speeds up time as the days progresses. I think I may just take
your lines below and create a script and run the script as a cron job.
Any other thoughts? Should I add more than one server to ntp.conf?

Cheers,
-Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Sheldon Hearn [mailto:sheldonh@axl.noc.iafrica.com]On Behalf Of
Sheldon Hearn
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 5:38 AM
To: big-sky@altavista.net
Cc: Greg Lehey; Freebsd-Questions
Subject: Re: XNTP help




On Wed, 01 Dec 1999 05:01:26 CST, "Mark Einreinhof" wrote:

> I was hoping that if I waited a day, that FBSD would sync back up
when
> it does the daily security emails and such. Unfortunately that
didn't
> happen. As I write this the Win98 client shows 0459 CST and FBSD
shows
> 0703 CST.

You'll probably find that xntpd is spotting such a large time
difference
that it thinks the remote server must be wrong.  Do this as root:

	kill `cat /var/run/xntpd.pid`
	ntpdate tick.uh.edu
	xntpd -p /var/run/xntpd.pid

This assumes that tick.uh.edu is the right time server to use.  The
ntpdate command will set the time correctly, whereafter xntpd should
keep you in syunc.

By the way, you should have told us that you were seeing these in
/var/log/messages:

	time error -11886773 is way too large (set clock manually)

:-)

Ciao,
Sheldon.



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