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Sir Penguin
11-08-2003, 07:04:13
Is 10 minutes slow again. Is there something that can be done about it? It's not really a big deal, it's just disorienting.

SP

Darkstar
11-08-2003, 07:33:08
Are you sure? You could just be 10 minutes fast...

Sir Penguin
11-08-2003, 19:04:31
Excellent point! Unfortunately, my professors work off the same time standard I do. :)

SP

Darkstar
11-08-2003, 23:27:32
Didn't you pay attention to that "ground shattering" article? There is no such thing as time. Tsk tsk! ;)

Sir Penguin
11-08-2003, 23:46:59
That's no excuse for a server to be 10 minutes off. :bash:

SP

Nav
12-08-2003, 10:30:31
The Management: Are those my clocks I hear??

Sir Penguin: Yeah, it's uh, 8.15

TM: Perfect, my experiment worked, they're all exactly 10 minutes slow.

SP: Wait a minute, Wait a minute, Management, are you telling me that it's 8.25?

TM: Precisely

SP: Damn, I'm late for college!

Immortal Wombat
12-08-2003, 12:00:39
clock seems to be right again.

Sir Penguin
12-08-2003, 21:08:27
Indeed, thank you very much! :beer:

SP

Darkstar
12-08-2003, 21:43:17
Well, I suspect the best Management can do is to notify its ISP that the server is slow, SP. It's the box's Admins that take care of time. Management is just renting some space and CPU time on the server, and will not be anything but a user on the server. Perhaps you should just contact the webmaster@CG's IP or better yet, root@CG's IP about it directly, SP. Otherwise, it's like bitching to the whore that the pimp dropped her off late to you... there isn't anything she can do about it.

Sir Penguin
12-08-2003, 21:47:47
Seeing as the problem was fixed, I'm not convinced that there's nothing that The Management or its lackey can do about it.

Also, seeing as both the adminitrative and technical contacts for counterglow.com are the same person, whose email address is The Management's, it seems reasonable to think that The Management takes care of the server.

SP

Funkodrom
13-08-2003, 09:03:59
Originally posted by Darkstar
Didn't you pay attention to that "ground shattering" article? There is no such thing as time. Tsk tsk! ;)

MISINFORMATION! It said there's no such thing as an instant in time. ;)

Nav
13-08-2003, 09:52:37
The clock loses about 5 minutes a month, always has done. I just forget to correct it occasionally.

Darkstar
13-08-2003, 18:29:14
Well, I stand corrected.

Nav, why don't you set up a cron job that runs weekly or monthly to time sync the server's time then? Since you, as Management's Tool, seem to be able to fix it.

Nav
13-08-2003, 19:27:43
there should be an in-built function to do that, but it doesn't appear to work, hence the wrong time.

where would I get the correct time from?

Sir Penguin
13-08-2003, 21:02:56
You're running *NIX, right? There's a package called ntpd that updates your clock from an NTP time server periodically.

http://geodsoft.com/howto/timesync/

SP