System time management

By scr1b3
Dec 6, 2010
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  1. Just wondering if anyone has ever used a good open source time synchronization software for WIndows and Linux systems. One that'll adjust the system clock immediately and also has email capabilities to send emails if the system clock is drifting.

    Thank you
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    Not sure about the notification - but you can easily sync both Windows and linux machines to an ntp server pretty easily. If it starts to drift it'll re-sync itself on a schedule.
  3. scr1b3

    scr1b3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I've tried yet system still drifts by several seconds every 24 hours.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    Maybe you can try setting a scheduled task that runs hourly (or cron job on *nix) that runs a script equivalent to
    w32tm /resync

    Kind of odd that you're getting that much drift though - I'd be trying to pinpoint the cause of that as well if I were you. I've seen this happen before with a piece of software (it was antivirus software when I saw it) causing the clock to drift until the scan engine was updated.

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