[mythtv-users] Setting up time syncronisation
stef.coene at docum.org
Fri Jul 22 06:00:22 EDT 2005
On Friday 22 July 2005 06:08, Nick Rout wrote:
> > Geek Stuff wrote:
> > > I've trying to set up time syncing on my Mythbox as the time seems to
> > > drifting quite badly...
> > >
> > > I've added
> > >
> > > ntpdate ntp2d.mcc.ac.uk
> > >
> > > to cron
> > Not really the way go about it anyway. ntpdate typically gets run at
> > startup to sync the time. After this ntpd should be run instead. It
> > can continuously track one, or preferably more time servers.
> while you are right, I have found ntpd to be a bit of a pain to set up,
> and to not run for very obscure reasons.
I don't know if you know the "ntpq -p" command? It shows you the status of
your ntpd server. I found out that once the server is running you don't have
to worry again. It will take some time before a remote server is accepted as
a source for synchronisation.
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
LOCAL(0) LOCAL(0) 13 l 1 64 377 0.000 0.000 0.004
+sciniext.scinic 22.214.171.124 2 u 688 1024 377 56.283 -2.407 0.436
+bob.askja.de 126.96.36.199 2 u 333 1024 377 34.603 -2.231 0.392
underworld.drax .STEP. 16 u - 1024 0 0.000 0.000 4000.00
*underworld.drax .DCFa. 1 u 623 1024 377 37.426 19.768 4.687
*: that's the one I use for synchronisation
+: that's a server I can use for synchronisation
relevant lines in /etc/ntp.conf:
fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 13
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