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Re: Time sync

From: Fred .
Subject: Re: Time sync
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 21:52:53 +0100

I was thinking of like running date without a daemon, such as;
$ date --sync time-a.nist.gov

But maybe you're right. Date should be simple, and I can use ntpd instead.

On Feb 16, 2008 7:02 AM, Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:
> Fred . wrote:
> > Why is there no 'time synchronization' feature in the 'date' software
> > that comes with GNU Coreutils?
> Tasks such as that require a long running deamon process to keep the
> system in step with the outside world.  The date command is a simple
> run and exit command.  It is not designed to be a daemon.  Also very
> good alternatives already exist.  It wouldn't make sense to duplicate
> that code in date.
> > It would be nice to be able to sync the date with remote Internet
> > time servers.
> See the ntpd project.  It is the standard upon which all others
> build.  If you are running a standard software distribution then it is
> very likely that ntpd is already included.
>   http://www.ntp.org/
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol
> Bob

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