[PLUG] ntp link

Bruce Kilpatrick bakilpatrick at verizon.net
Mon Jan 16 21:11:06 PST 2006


On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 15:27 -0800, Sean Whitney wrote:
> Being that Ubuntu is based on debian you might try the following
> 
> Replace ntp.ubuntulinux.org with
> 
> server pool.ntp.org
> 
> in the ntp.conf file
> 
> then, apt-get install ntpdate, this will update your hardware clock
> appropriately
> 
> After it's started then /etc/init.d/ntp-server restart
> 
> wait a few minutes then see if it's working with a
> 
> ntpq -p
> 
> 
> Sean
Here is the response from the machine after changing the ntp server and stopping
and restarting ntp-server.

     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset
jitter
==============================================================================
 blade.avnf.com  .INIT.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000
4000.00
 LOCAL(0)        73.78.73.84      5 l   49   64    3    0.000    0.000
0.001

If I read this right I am set to local time.  I will do some more
looking for the place to reset to UTC.



> Bruce Kilpatrick wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 00:56 -0800, Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> > 
> >>>From: Bruce Kilpatrick <bakilpatrick at verizon.net>
> >>>When Ubuntu is booting I noticed that it tries to link to the
> >>>ntp.ubuntulinux.org (I think) to synchronize the computer's internal
> >>>clock.  It shows a failure.
> >>>What do I need to edit to get this to work?
> >>
> >>What is the error message?
> >>
> >>Your guess is correct, it is trying to use Network Time Protocol to
> >>synchronize with ntp.ubuntulinux.org. Could be a nameservice failure,
> >>overloading of that NTP server, or your clock is badly wrong. How do you
> >>prefer your clock chip set? Local time or GMT? With local time you end up
> >>changing it twice a year, but this is conventional practice with IBM PCs.
> >>GMT allows the clock chip to be set and only adjust for drift over time
> >>and the Unix timezone handling will handle DST correctly.
> >>
> >>The config for ntpd would be /etc/ntp.conf. Timezone is /etc/ something,
> >>`apropos timezone` should point to the correct man page.
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > If I set my clock preferences to UTC, which is the only other choice I
> > have at this time, I am showing about 16 hours ago (i.e.  Noon today
> > shows 8pm yesterday.
> > Did I miss something?
> > 
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