[ntp:questions] solaris rtp program and ntp

Paul.Croome at softwareag.com Paul.Croome at softwareag.com
Tue Apr 10 07:44:36 UTC 2007


On 9 Apr., 19:42, "wa6zvp" <wa6... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 9, 9:29 am, csgo... at yahoo.com (Christine Ross) wrote:
>
> > I am setting up ntp clients on solaris 8 and 10 servers.  The default cron job run rtp program.  In my reading, I see that "the daemon will abort itself if the offset between its clock and the serer's clock is too great" and that offset is 17 minutes.
>
> >   Will my daemon stop if the rtc program has run and there is a large difference in the clocks?  Do I disable this cronjob
>
> >   1 2 * * * [ -x /usr/sbin/rtc ] && /usr/sbin/rtc -c > /dev/null 2>&1
>
> >   Thank you
> >   Christine
>
> Christine,
>  I don't know anything about Solaris, but my google reading indicates
> that this is a program that only messes with TZ to handle DST, and
> does not do anything to the actual local internal clock.
>
> So my thoughts are that it can stay as is.
>
> Roger

Right. At least on Sun/Solaris systems, you can leave the cron call to
rtc just as it is.

Paul




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