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Thread: the clock of the forum seems to be 7 minutes behind real time

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    the clock of the forum seems to be 7 minutes behind real time

    It is 5:30 pm and the forum watch shows 5:23 pm (GMT+2)
    the-mk

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    Yeah same here. 16:37 when its actually 16:44.

    I have a (nightly) ntpdate call in my /etc/crontab to keep my boxen in sync with the world.

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    Fixed it. Didn't realise ntpd hadn't been running since the memory upgrade.

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    now its the real time

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha
    I have a (nightly) ntpdate call in my /etc/crontab to keep my boxen in sync with the world.
    Is there a Windows equivalent to that program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasong
    Is there a Windows equivalent to that program?
    All Windows box should sync with a time server if you set it up.

    Just double click on the clock at the bottom right side of the screen and out pops a dialog box. Go to Internet Time tab and check the "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PY 222
    All Windows box should sync with a time server if you set it up.

    Just double click on the clock at the bottom right side of the screen and out pops a dialog box. Go to Internet Time tab and check the "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server".
    Found it!!! Apparently, it was synchronized about 24 hours ago without my knowledge.(I have a permanent connection to the Internet)

    Now that I know it's accurate to the second, I'm going to adjust my watch to agree with it.

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    Is it just me or is the clock some minutes back again?
    Forum shows 06:24 am, while it is 06:26 am
    the-mk

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    Yeah, looks about 2 minutes out.

    Maybe it isn't synchronised very often.

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    A cronjob once a day or at least once a week synchronising the time would be great

    the-mk

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    hmmm,

    it's running as a, nntp daemon so should always keep up to date. Not sure why it isn't

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    Bok -

    good chance the hardware clock on your server is having problems. ntpd will only update the time by a certain shift amount (usually in the neighborhood of 1-5 seconds) so that apps and logs don't get seriously confused. What time server(s) are you synching to?

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    server 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org
    server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org
    server 2.north-america.pool.ntp.org

    are the standard ones..

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    Bok,
    I have a program called "About Time" which I still use to sync my pc's clock even on XP (i have the auto XP turned off don't trust it enough not to be sending stuff back )
    3 site it uses...
    U.S. Naval Observatory : tick.usno.navy.mil
    NIST : time.nist.gov
    NASA : ns.arc.nasa.gov
    if ya want the IP's i have them too..
    Semi-retired from Free-DC...
    I have some time to help.....
    I need a new laptop

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