Port-arm archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: ntpdate issue ....

In article <5521A3AD.9080001%hiwaay.net@localhost>,
William A. Mahaffey III <wam%hiwaay.net@localhost> wrote:
>On 04/05/15 09:22, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> In article <5520B1AE.70305%hiwaay.net@localhost>,
>> William A. Mahaffey III <wam%hiwaay.net@localhost> wrote:
>>> Yeah, that's wy I was soft-peddling it in previous posts. Someone else
>>> suggested the custom timezone, I think I will look into that ....
>>> *However*, ntpdate *IS* returning a bad offset from my ISP (I *think*),
>>> someone might wanna look into that ....
>> I think it is telling you that your machine has a different time than
>> your isp. If you run it without -q and then again, it should have set
>> the time, and the offset would be small.
>> So if you want your clock to appear 5 minutes fast and you are in EST5EDT
>> (AKA US/Eastern) you can "export TZ=EST4:55EDT" or something.
>> christos
>Alright, it took me a bit to grasp this, but I conjured up a TZ setting 
>for MCST/MCDT which displays my local LAN-time correctly (on this box) & 
>now shows virtually no difference w/ my ISP, which I think is correct 
>(right ?). If this is so, then I can dispense w/ my little munging 
>program & just use ntp directly (no ntpdate/adjtime) & this machine will 
>display time correctly, right ? If so, then I think I need to make the 
>same mod on other boxen, right ? Thanks & TIA :-) ....

Yes, thats all correct (I think). And it is a better way to achieve what
you want.


Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index