[ILUG] Time sync on dialup
lbedford at lbedford.org
Fri Nov 22 21:18:07 GMT 2002
On Fri, 2002-11-22 at 17:41, Barry Redmond wrote:
> I have an old 486 running Slackware 7.1 and doing shared dialup and stuff
> for a group of Windows machines. I want to get it to synchronise its time
> regularly, without causing dialups just for that, so the easiest seems to be
> to do it on each dialup.
> ntpd run from ip-up does what I want but I've got this strong feeling I'm not
> using it in the best way. I seem to get ntpd processes left over, and on
> one occasion ntpd processes ran away with all the memory. All the docs
> I've looked at seem to assume a constant connection.
> How would you do (ir)regular time sync over a dialup connection?
you should only run ntpd once... so do it on startup, not on ip-up.
In ip-up, run ntpdate <favourite NTP server).
or you can look at chronyd, which is made to deal better with servers
Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
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