[ntp:questions] Re: NTPD 4 hours off date problem
davids at webmaster.com
Tue May 10 05:32:19 UTC 2005
"X.B." <xbntp at mailinator.com> wrote in message
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> The computer i'm using has no cmos battery, so each time it is cold
> rebooted, the internal clock is set to something around 01-01-2000.
> I've gone through the source code, and found that antenna's NTP packets
> are thrown out (1) because the date they contain is more than 4 hours (
> CLOSETIME 4*60*60 ) off the system date ... So ntpd refuse to set the
> Alas, this 4 hours delay check cannot be disabled using -g
> I couldn't find any reasonable solution to overcome this problem.
> - ntpdate ( which seems to become obsolescent ) cannot work with the
> acutime ( as far as i understand )
> - i've no other time reference that the Gps antenna. So i cannot set the
> date even aproximatively
> - i cannot come and manually set an aproximative date each time the
> computer gets cold-rebooted :)
Just use a quick and dirty program to jump the system time based on the
time from the GPS device. You want to run this program very early in your
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