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Is there a utility which offers the ability to utilize NTP to sync time on machine.

If so please point to man page or web site
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NTPDATE

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usage: ntpdate [-bdqsv] [-a key#] [-e delay] [-k file] [-p samples] [-o version#] [-t timeo] server ...
Not sure where to get it, cause I've had these for a very long time. If you find out, please post for our records.
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xntpd is generally considered to be a good solution. (BTW, its not an X application, despite the name)

See the NTP FAQ: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/ntpfaq/NTP-a-faq.htm

[Edited by Neo on 01-19-2001 at 04:52 PM]
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I use both XNTPD & NTPDATE. The one a user chooses depends on their requirements (server, client, etc.) NTPDATE is much easier to install, run from a cronfile, etc.

XNTPD is more comprehensive, but more to install and configure; by far more complete.

Selecting a utility depends on the application. If you want a simple way to sync with a NTP timeserver without too much thinking, use NTPDATE.

On the other hand, if you want to be more of an NTP-expert, dive into the details of the more comprehensive distros.
 

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