[ntp:questions] netdate statements

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon May 8 17:13:51 UTC 2006

Ted Gervais wrote:
> Wondering what I should use as a netdate statement to be run at the time
> of reboot or when the system fails and has to be rebooted.
> I recently had my system do a reboot for no apparent reason  while I was
> away for a couple of weeks and when it came up it was an hour or so off
> the correct time.  The result was my important application(s) that
> depended on the correct time sat blinking at the sky for nearly two
> weeks until I returned..??
> Sorry about the story but just had to report that, since I am still
> frustrated by my time being out in left field..
> Right now I am planning on using a netdate statement such as the following:
> 'netdate -l 30 tcp time.nist.gov  localhost'
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to a better arrangement for this
> netdate statement?  Any input would be appreciated..

netdate is an RFC 868 application. It has nothing to do with NTP and
does not use the NTP protocol. If you were to use NTP we would be able
to help you.


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> Ted Gervais,
> Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, Canada
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