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Timesync vs XNTPD

What do you say????


Which is "better" or "more stable"????

I've tried XNTPD before and it worked great for a while then started to
go flakey. Switched back to Timesync. Saw a new update was availible
for xntpd on:

http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Nw65sp7

just wanted to get opinions.


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Re: Timesync vs XNTPD

I switched over a year ago to xntpd and it's works very good. The only issue I have faced is when the source clock is not available, sometimes timesync becomes unsync'ed A simple unload and load fixes that. As a matter of fact I followed your cool solution at.
Setting Up XNTPD Time on NetWare 6.5 SP5 Servers | Novell User Communities

The only thing different I did was add the xntpd load to the autoexec.ncf and remmed all from timesync.ncf
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Re: Timesync vs XNTPD

I have experienced the opposite to your success with xntpd. I have found that timesync is easy to set a primary server and that if I have ever had any problem with it, as you say, unloading and reloading has fixed the issue.

Also, to check the time synchronisation you just type in time at the console screen and you can see straight away.
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Re: Timesync vs XNTPD

The main benefit for xntpd is when you want to use your NetWare server as
an NTP time source. xntpd.nlm is a NetWare port of the official xntp
deamon and fully implements the NTP protocol. TIMESYNC.NLM, while
partially implementing the NTP protocol, does "cheat" on a number of
requirements for a real ntp server and as such is not a good NTP source.
OTOH if you just want to point your server to an existing (non NetWare)
NTP server, then timesync does it's job just fine.

So in essence, use xntpd.nlm if you want the NetWare server to fully
participate in a network of NTP servers. Otheriwse, if you just want to
use NetWare as NTP client or you want to use the Novell timesync protocol,
simply stick with timesync.

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