[ntp:questions] Re: Quasi-On_topic: System (kernel) time jumps 3600 seconds at random times. Stumped.
nospam at mouse-potato.com
Wed May 18 18:18:30 UTC 2005
> I'm inclined to doubt that the kludge you describe is worth the effort
> of troubleshooting and fixing it!
I agree. However, if management insists you can't configure NTP, you
could try running your own cron script that runs
date "+XX %s"
ntpdate -q reliable-ntp-server
periodically (say once every 5 minutes or so). The first date command
gives you something you can process mechanically to look for anomalies;
the rest is really just to provide more readable data. Then run an
awk/perl/... script once a day or so that looks for jumps of more than
330 seconds or less than 270 seconds.
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