[ntp:questions] rdate vs ntpd -q

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Mar 22 21:54:23 UTC 2011

On 2011-03-22, bombjack <bombjack99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hehe, that's what I am trying to do, i.e. get rid of rdate. The system
> I work with is rather old and has used rdate since forever. I am
> merely doing maintenance work and want to exchange rdate for ntpd.
> That's what its all about. ms and drift files are of no concern at the
> boot stage. If I can get the hw-clock within ms, I'm home free.

ntpd disciplines the kernel clock, not the hardware clock (RTC).

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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