[Slackdocs] Proofreaders wanted for NTP-HOWTO

Niki Kovacs info at microlinux.fr
Sat Sep 8 13:00:28 CEST 2012

Seb a écrit :
> I use ntpd in my rc.local to sync my station every Sundays, and this
> machine is off when I don't use it (I mean totally off, it is
> connected to a power strip with a toggle) -- sometimes for days. I
> never encountered any problem. Maybe because I use "ntpd -g -q"? the
> ntpd manual describes the -q/--quit option as the replacement for
> ntpdate.

Well, the HOWTO is for scenarios where machines have to be *constantly* 
synchronized (e. g. not just once a week on Sunday).

The 'ntpdate' allows to adjust a system clock that's out of sync by more 
than half an hour. You can try to manually "set" your system to a wrong 
time and date. 'ntpd -g' will fail to adjust it, 'ntpdate' won't.



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