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Re: Starting service (particularly ntpd) in background

In article <20130526093103.GA5416%SDF.ORG@localhost>, Mayuresh  
<> wrote:
>On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 12:46:19AM -0000, David Lord wrote:
>> My own /var/log/ntp/ntp.log has nothing and /var/log/messages
>> just confirms I don't have a problem so maybe the OP should
>> give some more details.
>I realize, the time taken is not by ntpd, but by ntpdate. I have both
>enabled in my rc.conf.
>But ntpdate does take something close to 20s.
>The reason I keep ntpdate enabled is, the system is also used with an
>alternative OS (Linux) and sometimes the clock is found offset by GMT to
>my time zone's difference. Starting just ntpd just gives up and does not
>correct this difference.

Use the right kern.rtc_offset.

>Is it alright to keep ntpdate enabled by default? Why does it take so

Yes, find the machine it cannot connect to and remove it.


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