Re: (fedora) Re: NTP problem

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Jacob (=Jouk) Jansen wrote:
Chris wrote on 18:12:06.46

On 2/12/07, Jacob (=Jouk) Jansen <joukj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a problem with NTP on a FC6 machine connected to a adsl connection.
When starting up the machine it tells me it fails to synch with the server
(it started doing this one or two months ago) after that is sais that ntpd
is started succesfully. I doubt this because I start noticing slight (1/2
minute) time differences with other machines.

Are you running NetworkManager?

This is a problem with NetworkManager. It starts AFTER ntpd. The fix is to cause ntpd to start after NetworkManager but that is not a good solution in my mind.

You are also supposed to be able to declare a server as 'dynamic' in /etc/ntp.conf. This does not seem to correct the problem for me.

So, two options remain:

1. modify /etc/init.d/ntpd to start later.
2. start ntpd from rc.local, which runs last.

Personally I hate to modify system files that I then have to track over releases. In either case, here, this is necessary. :(

It is my opinion that the ntpd maintainer needs to start ntpd AFTER NetworkManager.

ntpd is: 58

NetworkManager is: 98

99 is sorta conventionally held for local customized startups scripts, so I don't know what would be best. Obviously the NetworkManager maintainers feel the need to start as close to the end as reasonable.

So, I guess its best to:

# /sbin/chkconfig ntpd off

and then edit /etc/rc.local and add:

service ntpd start

to then end of it.

Good Luck!

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