Proper Method of Time Sync?
freebsd at dfwlp.com
Fri Apr 14 15:40:45 UTC 2006
i have read about 2 methods to sync the time on a freebsd box.
1) add these entries to /etc/rc.conf:
... and let the system do a one-time sync at bootup, and rely on this
single method for timesync.
2) add this entry to /etc/rc.conf
add the file with these contents to /etc/rc.conf:
restrict 192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 nomodify notrap
so, i have a workstation and a server, which i originally did method 1 on,
but soon enough, time drifted quite a bit. so i switched it to the 2nd
method, and they appear to be sync'd perfectly. a third box i set up, i
did only method 2, and this one did not stay synced at all. after i
manually ran 'ntpdate -v -b us.pool.ntp.org', this box straightend up.
are both methods required for proper time syncronization, or can one rely
only on the ntpd method?
More information about the freebsd-questions