ntpdate and ntpd questions

Lord Sith lordsith49 at hotmail.com
Thu May 8 07:53:36 PDT 2003

Oh no! Not this flamewar again!

The man page has said ntpdate will be removed 'soon' for a long time.

Given the number of people (like me) that prefer ntpdate's "hack" over the 
"official" ntpd -q in certain situations, I have a feeling that 'soon' may 
be a while...

>From: "How Can ThisBe" <howcanthisbe300 at hotmail.com>
>To: questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: ntpdate and ntpd questions
>Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 14:28:37 +0000
>ntpdate works perfectly for setting the local clock time using the 
>following syntax:
>ntpdate ntp1.t-online.de
>However `man ntpdate' states that ntpdate will be removed 'soon' and that I
>should use `ntpd -q' instead. So I read up on ntpd but I can not seem to 
>get it to
>work at all. ntpdate is perfectly simple and I'm guessing ntpd is just as 
>simple so I
>must be missing something, I just have no idea at all what that 'something' 
>I just want to be able to set the time :]
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