[ntp:questions] ntp sync and NetworkManger

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Thu Jun 21 21:30:44 UTC 2007

>> the detailed configurations that Ubuntu does.  Recently I've installed
>> NetworkManager which is a beautiful app if you run a laptop, however
>> using this now creates a bootup problem.  Since connectivity to the
>> network doesn't happen till after the desktop is loaded  it nulls the
>> script for ntp at boot time.  I noticed from ntp's man page I noticed
>> you can run ntpdate as a cron-job.  Anyone had any experience with
>> this? would this be the best way recommended?  or perhaps there is a
>> different method I could be doing to sync my clock?

In general, most of the people on this list consider ntpdate
from cron to be a second class solution.  It might be good
enough for you.

ntpdate is depricated.  sntp should probably used instead.

>Try starting ntpd AFTER the network is available!

If your ntpd is new enough, the "dynamic" keyword on the server
line will dance around network changes.

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