[ale] ntp for debian workstation
yahoo at jimpop.com
Tue Jul 17 13:26:24 EDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-07-17 at 11:26 -0500, John Heim wrote:
> I'm a bit confused as to which package to install on a debian workstation,
> ntp, ntp-simple, or ntp-server. I've googled for howtos but so many of them
> are out of date. Others give contradictory info. I think all I have to do is
> install ntp-simple. Even though ntp nneds to run a daemon, that is not the
> same as ntp-server, right? ntp-server is for machines that tell other
> machines what time it is, right?
yes. It's really just some different config settings between NTP
"server" and NTP "client"... but both incantations run as system daemons
with listening ports.
> I've configured my dhcp server to tell clients the IP address of my ntp
> servers. So I think all I've got to do on each workstation I set up is
> 'apt-get install ntp-simple'.
Yep, although that will also pull down ntp. Have you looked into
ntpdate as an alternative?
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