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Offline si_hussain1

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is getTime.sh same as ntp
« on: August 31, 2009, 11:56:19 PM »
Hi,
   I intend to have a ntp in my machine. But as we can see, there is a script getTime.sh which picks up the time from time-nw.nist.gov.
   Is this same as ntp. or do i need to seperately install ntp in my machine
Thanks in advance

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Re: is getTime.sh same as ntp
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 08:07:26 AM »
ntp is much larger in size and more involved in sampling times and location.
I am just grabbing time from a single time server.
ntp tries several time servers to give a more precise answer.
Since pc's don't have that accurate a clock, the smaller, simpler, fetch one single time sample I find more than adequate. You may however want to select a time server closer to your physical location, or use the full blown ntp package.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 06:28:54 AM by roberts »
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Offline si_hussain1

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Re: is getTime.sh same as ntp
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 03:11:09 AM »
Hi,
  Thanks for the information. I just downloaded ntp and saw it working.