Bug 8219

Summary: Quick 'n' dirty time sync
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Ed Swierk <eswierk>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 6.1CC: rvokal
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Description Ed Swierk 2000-01-05 22:58:45 UTC
It would be cool if RedHat came with this tiny script
/etc/cron.daily/rdate.cron which synchronizes the clock with a server
daily:

--
#!/bin/sh

. /etc/sysconfig/clock

if [ "$SERVER" != "" ]; then
    rdate -s $SERVER
    setclock
fi
--

It would be even cooler if linuxconf had a way of setting the SERVER
variable in /etc/sysconfig/clock.

Yeah, it ain't NTP, but it doesn't require any extra software, it's trivial
to configure and it probably satisfies the time-sync needs of 99% of RedHat
users.

Comment 1 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-02 15:12:04 UTC
This really cant be implemented except on an individual basis. Most people dont synchronize their time from a server and those
that do use various methods like NTP, rdate, timed and so on.

Henri
RHBT