[CentOS] System on time

Niki Kovacs contact at kikinovak.net
Fri Nov 9 15:36:53 UTC 2007

Matt Hyclak a écrit :
> 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.
Hmmm. This is strange. When I use the method you described, the command 
'date' returns 17:34. But when I stop the ntpd service and run 'ntpdate' 
manually as I described, it's 16:34 (which is right, and btw, I live in 
South France).

I'm confused.

Niki Kovacs

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