how to update system time?

Shantanoo shantanoo at
Fri Sep 10 10:51:57 PDT 2004

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 19:42:51 +0200, Matthias F. Brandstetter
<haimat at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> first: hello to all FreeBSD users out there ;)
> After using Linux for several years, I want to try out FreeBSD for some of
> my servers now. I am coming from Gentoo Linux, so I am somewhat "used" to
> the ports system...
> Ok, now to my first question: I am setting up my 2nd FreeBSD box now. On my
> first test machine I installed "rdate" (instead of "ntpdate"); I can
> update system time w/o problems there.
> But when I try to update system time on the 2nd box now, I get no errors
> from rdate, but my time and date is not updated afterwards. When I try it
> with ntpdate (with same time server), I get the following error:
> 6 Sep 15:22:01 ntpdate[330]: no server suitable for synchronization found

Is the computer properly networked? can it ping
the computer is not able to reach the ntp server. try


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