Bug 8219 - Quick 'n' dirty time sync
Quick 'n' dirty time sync
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
6.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-01-05 17:58 EST by Ed Swierk
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-05 17:58:45 EST
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Description Ed Swierk 2000-01-05 17:58:45 EST
It would be cool if RedHat came with this tiny script
/etc/cron.daily/rdate.cron which synchronizes the clock with a server
daily:

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#!/bin/sh

. /etc/sysconfig/clock

if [ "$SERVER" != "" ]; then
    rdate -s $SERVER
    setclock
fi
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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 11:12:04 EDT
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

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