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  • Brendan Reid
    hi all env: slug (266) unslung used file server and backup box (rsnapshot/rsync) mostly firmware: Unslung 6.8 noticed a couple of days ago that slug time was
    Message 1 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
      hi all

      env:
      slug (266)
      unslung
      used file server and backup box (rsnapshot/rsync) mostly
      firmware:  Unslung 6.8

      noticed a couple of days ago that slug time was one and a bit hours ahead of time on my pc (cron job starting earlier than expected)

      set the date to correct time using "date -s"

      checked again tonight and it is 1 hour and 15mins ahead again

      thoughts?

      bren
    • Scott Ruckh
      This is what you said Brendan Reid ... http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient
      Message 2 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
        This is what you said Brendan Reid
        > hi all
        >
        > env:
        > slug (266)
        > unslung
        > used file server and backup box (rsnapshot/rsync) mostly
        > firmware: Unslung 6.8
        >
        > noticed a couple of days ago that slug time was one and a bit hours ahead
        > of
        > time on my pc (cron job starting earlier than expected)
        >
        > set the date to correct time using "date -s"
        >
        > checked again tonight and it is 1 hour and 15mins ahead again
        >
        > thoughts?
        >
        > bren
        >

        http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient
      • Brendan Reid
        thanks scott - should have checked the wiki first..... bren
        Message 3 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
          thanks scott - should have checked the wiki first.....
          bren
        • Brendan Reid
          ok i am now struggling with wiki entry here http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient which gives a recipe for unslung 6.8
          Message 4 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
            ok i am now struggling with wiki entry here

            http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient

            which gives a recipe for unslung 6.8 (which is what I am using)
            after following the instructions at the top i have....(actually this page seems a real mix of new and outdated info)

            ________________________________
            # pwd
            /opt/etc/init.d
            # ls -l
            total 40
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  73 Sep 23 13:35 S05bash
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  83 Jun 21  2007 S05coreutils
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 222 Feb  1 23:57 S10ntp
            lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  20 Sep 30 03:36 S30iptables -> /opt/etc/iptables.sh
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 159 Oct  4 20:32 S33ddclient
            lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  25 Oct  5 18:15 S35mythttpd -> /opt/sbin/webserverreboot
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 101 Oct 10 20:11 S36gnump3d
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164 Sep  8 08:45 S40sshd
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 108 Jul 17  2006 S55portmap
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 476 Sep 18 21:54 S56nfs-utils
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 273 Sep  9 10:12 S57rsyncd
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 313 Sep 24 23:18 S60mt-daapd
            __________________________________________________________

            if i now manually run S10ntp as below (i double checked I am using the exact script on the wiki page) i get the following screen output and the script seems caught in a loop (i have to CTRL-C out of it......)

            # ./S10ntp
                mode:         16384
            -o  offset:       0
            -f  frequency:    0
                maxerror:     16384000
                esterror:     16384000
                status:       64 ( UNSYNC )
            -p  timeconstant: 2
                precision:    1
                tolerance:    33554432
            -t  tick:         10000
                time.tv_sec:  1201911669
                time.tv_usec: 244468
                return value: 5 (clock not synchronized)

            __________________________________________

            if i manually try to run the 6th line of the script i get the same.
            if i ping pool.ntp.org i get no problem

            ideas?

            bren

            ____________
            here is my copy of script
            ______________
            #!/bin/sh   
            if [ -n "`pidof ntpclient`" ]; then   
                  /bin/killall ntpclient 2>/dev/null   
            fi   
            /opt/sbin/adjtimex -t 10000   
            /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org > /var/log/ntp.log
            hwclock --systohc --utc


             


          • Scott Ruckh
            This is what you said Brendan Reid ... Actually that second recipe never worked for me. I run the the /unslunc/rc.rstxxxx script at boot, and then I just have
            Message 5 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
              This is what you said Brendan Reid
              > ok i am now struggling with wiki entry here
              >
              > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient
              >
              > which gives a recipe for unslung 6.8 (which is what I am using)
              > after following the instructions at the top i have....(actually this page
              > seems a real mix of new and outdated info)
              >
              > ________________________________
              > # pwd
              > /opt/etc/init.d
              > # ls -l
              > total 40
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 73 Sep 23 13:35 S05bash
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 83 Jun 21 2007 S05coreutils
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 222 Feb 1 23:57 S10ntp
              > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Sep 30 03:36 S30iptables ->
              > /opt/etc/iptables.sh
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 159 Oct 4 20:32 S33ddclient
              > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Oct 5 18:15 S35mythttpd ->
              > /opt/sbin/webserverreboot
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 101 Oct 10 20:11 S36gnump3d
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164 Sep 8 08:45 S40sshd
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 108 Jul 17 2006 S55portmap
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 476 Sep 18 21:54 S56nfs-utils
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 273 Sep 9 10:12 S57rsyncd
              > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 313 Sep 24 23:18 S60mt-daapd
              > __________________________________________________________
              >
              > if i now manually run S10ntp as below (i double checked I am using the
              > exact
              > script on the wiki page) i get the following screen output and the script
              > seems caught in a loop (i have to CTRL-C out of it......)
              >
              > # ./S10ntp
              > mode: 16384
              > -o offset: 0
              > -f frequency: 0
              > maxerror: 16384000
              > esterror: 16384000
              > status: 64 ( UNSYNC )
              > -p timeconstant: 2
              > precision: 1
              > tolerance: 33554432
              > -t tick: 10000
              > time.tv_sec: 1201911669
              > time.tv_usec: 244468
              > return value: 5 (clock not synchronized)
              >
              > __________________________________________
              >
              > if i manually try to run the 6th line of the script i get the same.
              > if i ping pool.ntp.org i get no problem
              >
              > ideas?
              >
              > bren
              >
              > ____________
              > here is my copy of script
              > ______________
              > #!/bin/sh
              > if [ -n "`pidof ntpclient`" ]; then
              > /bin/killall ntpclient 2>/dev/null
              > fi
              > /opt/sbin/adjtimex -t 10000
              > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org > /var/log/ntp.log
              > hwclock --systohc --utc
              >

              Actually that second recipe never worked for me.

              I run the the /unslunc/rc.rstxxxx script at boot, and then I just have a
              cron job the syncs the clock every 20 minutes.

              I never could get the ntpclient to keep time when running in daemon mode
              (as suggested in the recipe).

              More or less I only do the top section.
            • Brendan Reid
              ... now i am confused!!!!!! either i use the script at the top plus cron (which uses ntpclient) or i use the diversion scripts at the bottom (which uses
              Message 6 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
                On 01/02/2008, Scott Ruckh <sruckh@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > This is what you said Brendan Reid
                >
                > > ok i am now struggling with wiki entry here
                > >
                > > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient
                > >
                > > which gives a recipe for unslung 6.8 (which is what I am using)
                > > after following the instructions at the top i have....(actually this page
                > > seems a real mix of new and outdated info)
                > >
                > > ________________________________
                > > # pwd
                > > /opt/etc/init.d
                > > # ls -l
                > > total 40
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 73 Sep 23 13:35 S05bash
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 83 Jun 21 2007 S05coreutils
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 222 Feb 1 23:57 S10ntp
                > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Sep 30 03:36 S30iptables ->
                > > /opt/etc/iptables.sh
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 159 Oct 4 20:32 S33ddclient
                > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Oct 5 18:15 S35mythttpd ->
                > > /opt/sbin/webserverreboot
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 101 Oct 10 20:11 S36gnump3d
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164 Sep 8 08:45 S40sshd
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 108 Jul 17 2006 S55portmap
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 476 Sep 18 21:54 S56nfs-utils
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 273 Sep 9 10:12 S57rsyncd
                > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 313 Sep 24 23:18 S60mt-daapd
                > > __________________________________________________________
                > >
                > > if i now manually run S10ntp as below (i double checked I am using the
                > > exact
                > > script on the wiki page) i get the following screen output and the script
                > > seems caught in a loop (i have to CTRL-C out of it......)
                > >
                > > # ./S10ntp
                > > mode: 16384
                > > -o offset: 0
                > > -f frequency: 0
                > > maxerror: 16384000
                > > esterror: 16384000
                > > status: 64 ( UNSYNC )
                > > -p timeconstant: 2
                > > precision: 1
                > > tolerance: 33554432
                > > -t tick: 10000
                > > time.tv_sec: 1201911669
                > > time.tv_usec: 244468
                > > return value: 5 (clock not synchronized)
                > >
                > > __________________________________________
                > >
                > > if i manually try to run the 6th line of the script i get the same.
                > > if i ping pool.ntp.org i get no problem
                > >
                > > ideas?
                > >
                > > bren
                > >
                > > ____________
                > > here is my copy of script
                > > ______________
                > > #!/bin/sh
                > > if [ -n "`pidof ntpclient`" ]; then
                > > /bin/killall ntpclient 2>/dev/null
                > > fi
                > > /opt/sbin/adjtimex -t 10000
                > > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org > /var/log/ntp.log
                > > hwclock --systohc --utc
                > >
                >
                > Actually that second recipe never worked for me.
                >
                > I run the the /unslunc/rc.rstxxxx script at boot, and then I just have a
                > cron job the syncs the clock every 20 minutes.
                >
                > I never could get the ntpclient to keep time when running in daemon mode
                > (as suggested in the recipe).
                >
                > More or less I only do the top section.


                now i am confused!!!!!!

                either i use the script at the top plus cron (which uses ntpclient)
                or i use the diversion scripts at the bottom (which uses ntpclient)

                your post says you only use the top half of what? An orange?
                if you are only running the first script /unslung/rc.rstxxxx the only
                command that changes the clock is

                /usr/sbin/hwclock --adjust

                but where is this adjustment coming from and relative to what?

                as in my original post when i run
                /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org
                it doesnt work..

                am i being thick!
                probably

                bren



                bren
              • Scott Ruckh
                This is what you said Brendan Reid ... http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient The Wiki looks like two different
                Message 7 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
                  This is what you said Brendan Reid
                  > On 01/02/2008, Scott Ruckh <sruckh@...> wrote:
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> This is what you said Brendan Reid
                  >>
                  >> > ok i am now struggling with wiki entry here
                  >> >
                  >> >
                  http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient

                  The Wiki looks like two different configurations to me. So when I said
                  use the one on the top, I meant use the one that looks like option 1.

                  In /opt/etc/crontab I have the following entry:
                  0/20 * * * * root /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h a.b.c.d > /var/log/ntp.log
                  && hwclock --systohc --utc

                  ;where a.b.c.d is the IP of the NTP server that is on my local network.

                  for /unslung/rc.rstimezone I have:

                  #! /bin/ash
                  /usr/sbin/Set_TimeZone >/dev/null
                  /usr/sbin/hwclock --adjust
                  /usr/sbin/hwclock --hctosys >/dev/null
                  return 0
                  # EOF - include this line

                  probably not needed, but I have this for /opt/etc/init.d/S10ntpclient :

                  #!/bin/sh
                  if [ -n "`pidof ntpclient`" ]; then
                  /bin/killall ntpclient 2>/dev/null
                  fi
                  /opt/sbin/adjtimex -t 10000
                  /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h a.b.c.d > /var/log/ntp.log
                  /usr/sbin/hwclock --systohc --utc

                  exit 0

                  All of that other stuff at the bottom of the Wiki did not work for me.

                  Either my clock got too skewed for ntpclient to sync, or this just did not
                  work for me:

                  /opt/bin/ntpclient -i 600 -l -h a.b.c.d >> /var/log/ntp.log &

                  So I just opted for the ugly hack, which is to sync to my internal NTP
                  server every 20 minutes.
                • rolandkbs
                  1. Install ntpclient: ipkg install ntpclient 2. Add the following line to /etc/crontab: (it s all on one line) 1 * * * * root /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h
                  Message 8 of 17 , Feb 1, 2008
                    1. Install ntpclient: ipkg install ntpclient
                    2. Add the following line to /etc/crontab: (it's all on one line)

                    1 * * * * root /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.pool.ntp.org >
                    /var/log/ntp.log && hwclock --systohc --utc

                    That's it.
                    Roland

                    --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "Brendan Reid" <brenreid@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > On 01/02/2008, Scott Ruckh <sruckh@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > This is what you said Brendan Reid
                    > >
                    > > > ok i am now struggling with wiki entry here
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/FixTheClockUsingAdjtimexAndNtpclient
                    > > >
                    > > > which gives a recipe for unslung 6.8 (which is what I am using)
                    > > > after following the instructions at the top i have....(actually
                    this page
                    > > > seems a real mix of new and outdated info)
                    > > >
                    > > > ________________________________
                    > > > # pwd
                    > > > /opt/etc/init.d
                    > > > # ls -l
                    > > > total 40
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 73 Sep 23 13:35 S05bash
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 83 Jun 21 2007 S05coreutils
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 222 Feb 1 23:57 S10ntp
                    > > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Sep 30 03:36 S30iptables ->
                    > > > /opt/etc/iptables.sh
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 159 Oct 4 20:32 S33ddclient
                    > > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Oct 5 18:15 S35mythttpd ->
                    > > > /opt/sbin/webserverreboot
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 101 Oct 10 20:11 S36gnump3d
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164 Sep 8 08:45 S40sshd
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 108 Jul 17 2006 S55portmap
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 476 Sep 18 21:54 S56nfs-utils
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 273 Sep 9 10:12 S57rsyncd
                    > > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 313 Sep 24 23:18 S60mt-daapd
                    > > > __________________________________________________________
                    > > >
                    > > > if i now manually run S10ntp as below (i double checked I am
                    using the
                    > > > exact
                    > > > script on the wiki page) i get the following screen output and
                    the script
                    > > > seems caught in a loop (i have to CTRL-C out of it......)
                    > > >
                    > > > # ./S10ntp
                    > > > mode: 16384
                    > > > -o offset: 0
                    > > > -f frequency: 0
                    > > > maxerror: 16384000
                    > > > esterror: 16384000
                    > > > status: 64 ( UNSYNC )
                    > > > -p timeconstant: 2
                    > > > precision: 1
                    > > > tolerance: 33554432
                    > > > -t tick: 10000
                    > > > time.tv_sec: 1201911669
                    > > > time.tv_usec: 244468
                    > > > return value: 5 (clock not synchronized)
                    > > >
                    > > > __________________________________________
                    > > >
                    > > > if i manually try to run the 6th line of the script i get the same.
                    > > > if i ping pool.ntp.org i get no problem
                    > > >
                    > > > ideas?
                    > > >
                    > > > bren
                    > > >
                    > > > ____________
                    > > > here is my copy of script
                    > > > ______________
                    > > > #!/bin/sh
                    > > > if [ -n "`pidof ntpclient`" ]; then
                    > > > /bin/killall ntpclient 2>/dev/null
                    > > > fi
                    > > > /opt/sbin/adjtimex -t 10000
                    > > > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org > /var/log/ntp.log
                    > > > hwclock --systohc --utc
                    > > >
                    > >
                    > > Actually that second recipe never worked for me.
                    > >
                    > > I run the the /unslunc/rc.rstxxxx script at boot, and then I just
                    have a
                    > > cron job the syncs the clock every 20 minutes.
                    > >
                    > > I never could get the ntpclient to keep time when running in
                    daemon mode
                    > > (as suggested in the recipe).
                    > >
                    > > More or less I only do the top section.
                    >
                    >
                    > now i am confused!!!!!!
                    >
                    > either i use the script at the top plus cron (which uses ntpclient)
                    > or i use the diversion scripts at the bottom (which uses ntpclient)
                    >
                    > your post says you only use the top half of what? An orange?
                    > if you are only running the first script /unslung/rc.rstxxxx the only
                    > command that changes the clock is
                    >
                    > /usr/sbin/hwclock --adjust
                    >
                    > but where is this adjustment coming from and relative to what?
                    >
                    > as in my original post when i run
                    > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org
                    > it doesnt work..
                    >
                    > am i being thick!
                    > probably
                    >
                    > bren
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > bren
                    >
                  • Brendan Reid
                    Scott, Ok thanks for clarifyng your approach Scott, I appreciate your time. I have done exacty the same but no luck. Actually, just rebooted to see if this
                    Message 9 of 17 , Feb 2, 2008
                      Scott,

                      Ok thanks for clarifyng your approach Scott, I appreciate your time.

                      I have done exacty the same but no luck. Actually, just rebooted to
                      see if this would help but found i didnt have diversion script setup
                      for sshd so it took me some time to get back via telnet....

                      please can you run this command on your system

                      /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org

                      this command hangs/goes into endless loop for me and i believe this is
                      the root of my prob as stated in prev emails


                      thanks
                      bren
                    • Brendan Reid
                      @ roland - that s what i tried first....no luck here for some strange reason bren
                      Message 10 of 17 , Feb 2, 2008
                        @ roland - that's what i tried first....no luck here for some strange reason
                        bren
                      • Scott Ruckh
                        This is what you said Brendan Reid ... sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.us.pool.ntp.org Password: 39478 53039.705 48956.0 10.1
                        Message 11 of 17 , Feb 2, 2008
                          This is what you said Brendan Reid
                          > Scott,
                          >
                          > Ok thanks for clarifyng your approach Scott, I appreciate your time.
                          >
                          > I have done exacty the same but no luck. Actually, just rebooted to
                          > see if this would help but found i didnt have diversion script setup
                          > for sshd so it took me some time to get back via telnet....
                          >
                          > please can you run this command on your system
                          >
                          > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org
                          >
                          > this command hangs/goes into endless loop for me and i believe this is
                          > the root of my prob as stated in prev emails

                          sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.us.pool.ntp.org
                          Password:
                          39478 53039.705 48956.0 10.1 2621886.0 104751.6 0

                          instantly returns me to a shell prompt with no hanging.

                          sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo ipkg list_installed | grep ntp
                          ntpclient - 2003_194-3 - Using RFC1305 (NTP), retrieves a remote date and
                          time

                          sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo ipkg files ntpclient
                          Package ntpclient (2003_194-3) is installed on root and has the following
                          files:
                          /opt/bin/ntpclient
                          /opt/sbin/adjtimex

                          sruckh@slug: ~ $ ll /opt/bin/ntpclient
                          -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13804 Jun 16 2006 /opt/bin/ntpclient


                          sruckh@slug: ~ $ ll /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                          -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4680 Jun 16 2006 /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                        • Brendan Reid
                          wierder and wierder..... ... All above is same for me. I forced reinstall # sudo ipkg install ntpclient -force-reinstall Reinstalling ntpclient (2003_194-3) on
                          Message 12 of 17 , Feb 2, 2008
                            wierder and wierder.....

                            On 02/02/2008, Scott Ruckh <sruckh@...> wrote:
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > This is what you said Brendan Reid
                            >
                            > > Scott,
                            > >
                            > > Ok thanks for clarifyng your approach Scott, I appreciate your time.
                            > >
                            > > I have done exacty the same but no luck. Actually, just rebooted to
                            > > see if this would help but found i didnt have diversion script setup
                            > > for sshd so it took me some time to get back via telnet....
                            > >
                            > > please can you run this command on your system
                            > >
                            > > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org
                            > >
                            > > this command hangs/goes into endless loop for me and i believe this is
                            > > the root of my prob as stated in prev emails
                            >
                            > sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.us.pool.ntp.org
                            > Password:
                            > 39478 53039.705 48956.0 10.1 2621886.0 104751.6 0
                            >
                            > instantly returns me to a shell prompt with no hanging.
                            >
                            > sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo ipkg list_installed | grep ntp
                            > ntpclient - 2003_194-3 - Using RFC1305 (NTP), retrieves a remote date and
                            > time
                            >
                            > sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo ipkg files ntpclient
                            > Package ntpclient (2003_194-3) is installed on root and has the following
                            > files:
                            > /opt/bin/ntpclient
                            > /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                            >
                            > sruckh@slug: ~ $ ll /opt/bin/ntpclient
                            > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13804 Jun 16 2006 /opt/bin/ntpclient
                            >
                            > sruckh@slug: ~ $ ll /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                            > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4680 Jun 16 2006 /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                            >
                            >
                            All above is same for me.

                            I forced reinstall
                            # sudo ipkg install ntpclient -force-reinstall
                            Reinstalling ntpclient (2003_194-3) on root...
                            Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/unslung/cross/ntpclient_2003_194-3_armeb.ipk
                            Configuring ntpclient

                            # sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h uk.pool.ntp.org

                            [HANGS until CTRL-C]

                            # sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.uk.pool.ntp.org

                            [HANGS until CTRL-C]

                            ARGGGHHH!!!! (tried many other servers incl yours - no dice)

                            --- 0.uk.pool.ntp.org ping statistics ---
                            3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
                            round-trip min/avg/max = 32.980/35.567/40.150 ms

                            read ntptrouble shooting section - nothing jumps out...

                            new things tried

                            1) confirmed port 123 hole in router firewall for UDP and TCP - no
                            change - ping was working prev anyway so no surprise

                            2) used ntp web browser based support check via slug browser w3m - it
                            works and receives time update via

                            #w3m http://support.ntp.org/ntpq.php

                            ARRRRGHH!!!

                            bren
                          • Brendan Reid
                            guys any more thoughts / alternatives after trying a lot of things still no dice with ntpclient command as per below bren
                            Message 13 of 17 , Feb 5, 2008
                              guys any more thoughts / alternatives
                              after trying a lot of things still no dice with ntpclient command as per below
                              bren

                              On 02/02/2008, Brendan Reid <brenreid@...> wrote:
                              > wierder and wierder.....
                              >
                              > On 02/02/2008, Scott Ruckh <sruckh@...> wrote:
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > This is what you said Brendan Reid
                              > >
                              > > > Scott,
                              > > >
                              > > > Ok thanks for clarifyng your approach Scott, I appreciate your time.
                              > > >
                              > > > I have done exacty the same but no luck. Actually, just rebooted to
                              > > > see if this would help but found i didnt have diversion script setup
                              > > > for sshd so it took me some time to get back via telnet....
                              > > >
                              > > > please can you run this command on your system
                              > > >
                              > > > /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h pool.ntp.org
                              > > >
                              > > > this command hangs/goes into endless loop for me and i believe this is
                              > > > the root of my prob as stated in prev emails
                              > >
                              > > sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.us.pool.ntp.org
                              > > Password:
                              > > 39478 53039.705 48956.0 10.1 2621886.0 104751.6 0
                              > >
                              > > instantly returns me to a shell prompt with no hanging.
                              > >
                              > > sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo ipkg list_installed | grep ntp
                              > > ntpclient - 2003_194-3 - Using RFC1305 (NTP), retrieves a remote date and
                              > > time
                              > >
                              > > sruckh@slug: ~ $ sudo ipkg files ntpclient
                              > > Package ntpclient (2003_194-3) is installed on root and has the following
                              > > files:
                              > > /opt/bin/ntpclient
                              > > /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                              > >
                              > > sruckh@slug: ~ $ ll /opt/bin/ntpclient
                              > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13804 Jun 16 2006 /opt/bin/ntpclient
                              > >
                              > > sruckh@slug: ~ $ ll /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                              > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4680 Jun 16 2006 /opt/sbin/adjtimex
                              > >
                              > >
                              > All above is same for me.
                              >
                              > I forced reinstall
                              > # sudo ipkg install ntpclient -force-reinstall
                              > Reinstalling ntpclient (2003_194-3) on root...
                              > Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/unslung/cross/ntpclient_2003_194-3_armeb.ipk
                              > Configuring ntpclient
                              >
                              > # sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h uk.pool.ntp.org
                              >
                              > [HANGS until CTRL-C]
                              >
                              > # sudo /opt/bin/ntpclient -s -l -h 0.uk.pool.ntp.org
                              >
                              > [HANGS until CTRL-C]
                              >
                              > ARGGGHHH!!!! (tried many other servers incl yours - no dice)
                              >
                              > --- 0.uk.pool.ntp.org ping statistics ---
                              > 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
                              > round-trip min/avg/max = 32.980/35.567/40.150 ms
                              >
                              > read ntptrouble shooting section - nothing jumps out...
                              >
                              > new things tried
                              >
                              > 1) confirmed port 123 hole in router firewall for UDP and TCP - no
                              > change - ping was working prev anyway so no surprise
                              >
                              > 2) used ntp web browser based support check via slug browser w3m - it
                              > works and receives time update via
                              >
                              > #w3m http://support.ntp.org/ntpq.php
                              >
                              > ARRRRGHH!!!
                              >
                              > bren
                              >
                            • Bob Cox
                              In article , ... Well, an alternative might be ntpdate: gaia:/home/bob# ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org 6
                              Message 14 of 17 , Feb 6, 2008
                                In article <b1bf985c0802051448o5b69f328t3ff83ad7ef13d5db@...>,
                                Brendan Reid <brenreid@...> wrote:

                                > guys any more thoughts / alternatives
                                > after trying a lot of things still no dice with ntpclient command as per below
                                > bren

                                Well, an alternative might be ntpdate:

                                gaia:/home/bob# ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org
                                6 Feb 08:03:32 ntpdate[24296]: adjust time server 194.238.48.3 offset -0.012314 sec

                                Note that I am *not* using Unslung so this may not be useful advice
                                after all ;-)

                                --
                                Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
                                Registered user #445000 with the Linux Counter: http://counter.li.org/
                                Debian on NSLU2 Slug: http://bobcox.com/slug/
                              • Brendan Reid
                                bob thanks for trying but ipkg install ntpdate does not install anything bren
                                Message 15 of 17 , Feb 6, 2008
                                   bob

                                  thanks for trying
                                  but ipkg install ntpdate
                                  does not install anything

                                  bren

                                  On 06/02/2008, Bob Cox <bobcox1955@...> wrote:

                                  In article <b1bf985c0802051448o5b69f328t3ff83ad7ef13d5db@...>,
                                  Brendan Reid <brenreid@...> wrote:

                                  > guys any more thoughts / alternatives
                                  > after trying a lot of things still no dice with ntpclient command as per below
                                  > bren

                                  Well, an alternative might be ntpdate:

                                  gaia:/home/bob# ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org
                                  6 Feb 08:03:32 ntpdate[24296]: adjust time server 194.238.48.3 offset -0.012314 sec

                                  Note that I am *not* using Unslung so this may not be useful advice
                                  after all ;-)

                                  --
                                  Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
                                  Registered user #445000 with the Linux Counter: http://counter.li.org/
                                  Debian on NSLU2 Slug: http://bobcox.com/slug/


                                • Bob Cox
                                  In article , ... No, it probably won t. I expect you need to get ntp but only use ntpdate and not
                                  Message 16 of 17 , Feb 6, 2008
                                    In article <b1bf985c0802061104w3f48a12bgfc48b461fe5fc96b@...>,
                                    Brendan Reid <brenreid@...> wrote:

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                                    > bob
                                    >
                                    > thanks for trying
                                    > but ipkg install ntpdate
                                    > does not install anything
                                    >
                                    > bren

                                    No, it probably won't. I expect you need to get ntp but only use
                                    ntpdate and not the rest of the package.

                                    http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org/details.php?package=ntp&id=14893980&official=&format=

                                    seems to have details on this package.


                                    --
                                    Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
                                    Registered user #445000 with the Linux Counter: http://counter.li.org/
                                    Debian on NSLU2 Slug: http://bobcox.com/slug/
                                  • Brendan Reid
                                    Weyhey! Thanks Bob Cox! bren
                                    Message 17 of 17 , Feb 8, 2008
                                      Weyhey!
                                      Thanks Bob Cox!

                                      bren
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