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jetra2

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We need a time fix! We're 16 minutes too fast! :eek:

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KenParker

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nag, nag, nag....

OK, we'll look into it. But that has historically been a problem area, so don't expect any miracles.
 

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solution: don't set your watch by TRF time :)
 
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BTW Jetra...aren't you supposed to be in school anyway???!!!

:)

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rstaff3

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If so, he was more than 16 minutes late! ;)
 

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Originally posted by KenParker
nag, nag, nag....

OK, we'll look into it. But that has historically been a problem area, so don't expect any miracles.
Check out the SNTP client "Tardis 2000"

Can be set to run and drop out at start up/reboot, or stay in memory (very unintrusive) and run at specified times. Connects to any of dozens of SNTP time servers world wide (or you can pick one or more for it to use regularly)

Runs under Windoze 95 through 2K(NT). It might require outreach permission from a heavily configured firewall. I know of no vulnerabilities to MS stuff based on an open SNTP port.

You can set it for time correction down to very small pieces of seconds. You *do* want to let your machine turn over normal and daylight savings on its own before letting this run, because it doesn't understand chnaging a certain amount on a certain date for a reason, and will just fix your time without resetting your Savings Time widget.

I've used it under various systems and security settings since its previous version, pre Y2K. The only "problem" is that if there's a firewall starting up and this is trying to start at the same time, there's a collision. Make sure it runs only before orafter a firewall, making a daily chron job while still running the best way. Or if you don't want to trust it, run it by hand as needed.
 

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Originally posted by KenParker
ummm... how does Tardis do under Linux?
Under Sun's SuSe with Java Desktop and VMware, just dandy.
YMMV.

The bare metal time daemon (server and client) is ntpd.
FAQ and howto at: http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-a-faq.htm
Put a daily or weekly or something cron job in your startup script that points ntpd at a time server and pulls in the stamp.

Linux/Java SNTP client: http://www.kcmultimedia.com/jsntp/

Time II NTP clients for several flavors: http://www.greyware.com/software/domaintime/instructions/client/nix.asp
 
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