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Standard User billford
(elder) Thu 10-Apr-14 16:20:16
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Network time


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I've started playing with Linux, Mint 16.

In the Date & Time system settings the "Use network time" box is checked, and it keeps time perfectly well, but if I try to use ntpdc or ntpq it says that it's is not installed, with instructions how to install it (basically, install ntp).

Nor do I have an ntp.conf file and ntpd doesn't show as a running process, so what does "Network time" mean in this context and where the hell is it getting it's time from? I've never set it manually!


edit- just had a thought. Does it get its time from an internet timeserver when it boots and rely on the mobo clock after that?

Bill
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Edited by billford (Thu 10-Apr-14 16:33:57)

Standard User prlzx
(experienced) Thu 10-Apr-14 21:30:29
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Re: Network time


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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime#Command...

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Edited by prlzx (Thu 10-Apr-14 21:31:26)

Standard User billford
(elder) Thu 10-Apr-14 21:34:24
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Re: Network time


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In reply to a post by prlzx:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime#Command...
That's what I wanted to know, thanks smile
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