[CentOS] System on time

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Fri Nov 9 14:03:08 UTC 2007


On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 03:00:10PM +0100, Niki Kovacs enlightened us:
> To get my system on time, I usually issue these two commands:
> 
> # ntpdate de.pool.ntp.org
> # hwclock -w
> 
> And when I want this to be done on startup, I put the two lines in 
> rc.local.
> 
> I wonder if this is an orthodox way to do things. Or is there something 
> more appropriate?
> 

chkconfig ntpd on

will cause ntpd to sync and start the ntp daemon every boot.

service ntpd start 

will start the daemon right now.


Matt

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Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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