It would be cool if RedHat came with this tiny script
/etc/cron.daily/rdate.cron which synchronizes the clock with a server
if [ "$SERVER" != "" ]; then
rdate -s $SERVER
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
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.